A good learning book for beginners and refresher book for more capable anglers. Some helpful black and white illustrations. Considers many subjects: totes, tools, rods, reels, tackle,several kinds of baits, methods, strategies, systems, boating, clothes, comfort and safety, camping, hiking, photography, etc. Also has several helpful appendices.
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Here is a compilation of tips, techniques, and suggestions that a seasoned and serious fershman has - over the years - developed or picked up from friends, fishing mentors, and companions - and even from complete strangers encountered by chance at lake, reservior or stream.
Covering everything from baits and lures to equipment and attire to tackle totes and tools to getting your fishing expedition organized, Kenn Oberrecht even tells how your special lunker can best be photographed. Specifically, do you know how to rig sure-fire bass baits? How to get the biggest bluegills? The best way to drift fishing for stream-dwelling species>? How to refurbish dry flies? How to catch carp with port wine? How to rig a simple, inexpensive brush anchor? The best way to carry an outboard motor if you're going any distance? How to determine a fish's weight given only it's length and firth? How to raise mealworms to keep yourself and all your friends permanently supplied? These and many, many more questions are resolved in this remarkable book. A veritable treasure trove for the novice, The Practical Angler's Guide to Successful Fishing will also give even the most experienced angler considerable food for thought as he plots his next onslaught on his favorite fishing grounds.