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Fishing for Dummies (US Edition) [Paperback]

Peter Kaminsky
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10 April 1997
No one can promise that you will catch fish all the time. Fish, after all, would just as soon never taste a hook or feel the sizzle of a frying pan. For as long as we have been catching fish, fish have also been outsmarting us. "That′s why they call it fishing and not catching," goes the old saying. This book will help you fish, and it will help you catch, too. No matter how much you know, there are still a couple of tricks that even the oldest angler can pick up. For those of you who have never fished, you will find enough in this book to get you started. You don′t have to learn everything all at once. If you are already an angler, there are plenty of tips and techniques that you can turn to right away without going through the basics all over again. And you master anglers will also find this book a handy reference for all kinds of fishing questions. Once you have a few basic pointers, fishing is as easy as falling off a log (which is something you want to avoid, as the splash will scare the fish). Fishing For Dummies will show you how to orchestrate all of your equipment into a fine–tuned fish–catching machine. You′ll soon know all about Your fishing equipment, from the rod in your hand to the hook on the very end of the line The fish that people fish for, what they look like, and where they′re found The basics of bait–casting, spinning, and fly–casting Fighting, landing, and releasing fish Storing, cleaning, and cooking fish Fishing is a great joy and a lifetime sport. You will find that there are successful fishing days and unsuccessful fishing days, but there is no such thing as a bad fishing day. This book can make fishing easier and more rewarding for you every time you pick up your rod and reel.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (10 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764550284
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764550287
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 18.8 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 571,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book rates two fins up for anyone wanting a crash course on fishing." Endless Vacation magazine "If you're a beginning angler or a know–it–all — you'll find something new" Joan Stoliar, Director, Project Access Praise for Fishing For Dummies ® "With his trademark blend of supreme scholarship and keen wit, Peter Kaminsky has committed an act of true piscatorial worth." — Gary Soucie, Editor, American Angler "Fishing for Dummies taught me some new tricks — and made me laugh along the way." — Tom Rosenbauer, Author, The Orvis Flyfishing Guide Catch the latest on freshwater and saltwater fishing Explore the world of fishing — hook, line, and sinker — with this friendly guide. From trout to tarpon and bass to bonefish, these easy–to–follow pictures and tips will help you prepare for what awaits beyond the shore. Discover how to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right gear, and reel 'em in! Discover how to: Identify types of fish, lures, bait, and knots Choose and use your gear Pack your tackle box like a pro Develop your casting style Clean and cook your catch of the day Get smart! www.dummies.com Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily ™ e–mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers

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Peter Kaminsky, a former contributing editor to Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines, is a columnist for The New York Times and New York magazine.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not just for Dummies 21 April 2011
It is what it says on the cover. A book that a total beginner can pick up, read, enjoy, and learn from. It is written in a light-hearted style, with a touch of humour that made me smile often as I read it cover to cover. I am that total beginner, and I learned a lot from this book. I now see it as a book I can return to in future for further information.
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I knew next to nothing about fishing, except that there's a lot to learn. This book covers all the basics very clearly, in a very organized way. I read it straight through, cover to cover, and now feel I have a good idea of what to do, what fish or conditions all the different baits and lures are for, how to to use them, how to tie them on, etc. etc. The book can also be used as a reference--you can skip around and pick up info on just the areas you're interested in. Definitely a good choice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Hundred Fishing Questions Answered 22 Jun 1999
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This book isn't just for dummies--it's for everyone with any interest in fishing. The author really knows his stuff and shares everything in a fun, clear and comprehensive fashion. This book quickly answered a hundred little questions I've long had about fishing--but was a bit too shy to ask anyone for fear of sounding a bit like a dummie. No longer. I've now got THE book on fishing. Do not hesitate to buy it. It's terrific! (My congratulations and thanks to the author!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and easy to understand 31 Mar 1999
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Fishing for Dummies is a great book for beginner fisherwomen and fishermen to learn the basics needed to go out and fish. It was extremely helpful and so easy to understand. I highly recommend it!
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