Fishing for Dummies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-10
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Make fishing easier and more rewarding every time you pick up your rod and reelNo one can promise that you will catch fish all the time. For as long as we've been catching fish, fish have been outsmarting us. But there are tips and pointers that even the most seasoned anglers can pick up!Fishing For Dummies helps you prepare for what awaits beyond the shore. From trout to carp and bass to bonefish, you'll get coverage of the latest and greatest techniques to fish like a pro. The latest in fishing line and equipment technology, including new electronics and gadgets An expanded section on casting methods for spinning tackle and bait casting 8 pages of full-color fish illustrationsIf you're one of the millions of people who enjoy fishing, whether for fun or sport, this hands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to keep "The Big One" from getting away!

Author Biography

Peter Kaminsky has written for Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and The New York Times "Outdoors" column and is the author of numerous books on cooking and fishing.

Greg Schwipps' work has appeared in outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Indiana, Indiana Game & Fish, and In-Fisherman.

Table of Contents

Before the Bite
Getting Hooked on Fishing
Gathering What You Need to Fish
Finding and Evaluating Water for Fishing
Putting a Face on the Fins: Common Freshwater Fish
Familiarizing Yourself with Common Saltwater Fish
Staying Safe On (Or Near) the Water
Gearing Up Without Going Overboard
Hot Rods and Cool Reels
The Bottom Line on Line
It's Terminal (Tackle): Hooks, Sinkers, Snaps, Swivels, and Floats
Going Ahab: Fishing from Boats
Gadgets Galore: Fishing in the 21st Century
The End of Your Line: Enticing Fish with Bait, Lures, and Flies
Real Food for Real Fish: Using Bait
It Only Looks Alive: Tricking Fish with Lures
Fish Don‚«÷t Fly, But Flies Catch Fish
Now You‚«÷re Fishing
Tying Popular Fishing Knots and Rigs
Choreographing Your Cast
Exploring Different Fishing Techniques
How to Hook, Fight, Land, and Release a Fish
After the Catch
Photographing and Preserving Fish for Posterity
Cleaning Fish for the Table
Biting Back: Cooking and Eating Fish
The Part of Tens
Ten Fishing Lessons You Don‚«÷t Have to Learn the Hard Way
Ten Ways to Get Kids Involved in Fishing
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