The International Encyclopedia of FishingBook - 1999
One of the most popular participatory sports, fishing offers an unparalleled range of styles, from the patient pursuit of trout on quiet streams to the thrill of big-game fish on the open sea. Here in one volume is a wealth of information and advice on the equipment and techniques needed to catch any kind of fish in any kind of water.
The International Encyclopedia of Fishing covers the choice of all kinds of tackle, from rods through reels, lines, weights and hooks, to ancillary items such as clothing and footwear. A complete catalog of baits shows natural and artificial lures for both freshwater and marine fish, and gives advice on the right way to use them. There are examples of the natural prey that the fly-tyer copies, and step-by-step guidance in the construction of classic fly patterns, along with a detailed photographic guide to typical wet flies, dry flies, nymphs, and streamer flies.
At the heart of the book is a dazzling directory of over 200 freshwater and marine fish species. There is guidance on where in the world each species is to be found, and how it is most likely to be caught. This section is illustrated with exquisitely detailed artworks, which not only show the fish in their entirety, but also highlight particular identifying features, species variations, and lifestyle details.
All the basic techniques of freshwater and saltwater angling are covered in detail. Classic rigs for every style of fishing are shown, and step-by-step sequences clarify all the stages of casting, playing, and landing.
The outstanding detail and clarity of The International Encyclopedia of Fishing make it an indispensable book for newcomer and experienced angler alike.