Publisher description for The complete guide to fishing : the fish, the tackle, & the techniques / John Bailey.

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Counter John Bailey has skillfully woven a unique blend of natural history and practical information into this indispensable guide, ensuring that anglers at all levels will find exactly what they need, whether it be learning a new skill or improving upon an existing one. Covering the entire range of modern-day fishing, including fly fishing, bait fishing, lure fishing, carp fishing, and saltwater fishing, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FISHING brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a genuine sense of fun and enthusiasm to the world of angling. In addition to exploring such practical elements as clothing, tackle, bait, and flies, the author also focuses on the philosophy of sport fishing and the role of the fisherman-naturalist. With detailed step-by-step photography and dramatic shots of fish in their natural habitats, as well as comprehensive practical advice and encouragement throughout, this book will remain a classic reference on the subject for many years to come.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Fishing