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Author Schultz, Ken, 1950-

Title Ken Schultz's essentials of fishing : the only guide you need to catch freshwater and saltwater fish / Ken Schultz ; fish illustrations by David Kiphuth.

Imprint Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2010.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  799.1 SCHULTZ    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  799.103 SCHULTZ    DUE 01-02-24
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  799.103 SCHULTZ    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  799.1 SCH8K    Check Shelf
Description vi, 474 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Note "Essentials is a condensation of Ken Schultz's Fishing encyclopedia : worldwide angling guide with new material added."
Includes index.
Summary "Ken Schultz's Essentials of Fishing combines authoritative coverage of every aspect of fishing with a stunning visual presentation that is as thrilling and dramatic as the sport you love. Organized by topic, this information-packed reference offers fast and easy access to all of the fishing facts, instructions, and tips you need to get more bites, land more big ones, and have a lot more fun every time you dip a line in the water. Whether you?re heading for a trout stream, the Gulf Stream, or points in between, you?ll find everything you need to know about the fish species you?ll be hunting, the fishing rods, tackle, and other gear you should pack, and the basic skills and advanced techniques that will boost your chances of success. You?ll discover the latest advances in conventional, spinning, and fly rods and reels, and you?ll learn the essentials of knot tying, hook sharpening, and more. Schultz helps you perfect your flycasting, surfcasting, flipping, and pitching skills, and he shows you how to figure out where the fish are in streams, lakes, bays, and even the ocean. You?ll also learn a variety of retrieval methods, find tips on playing and landing fish, and get advice on measuring, weighing, storing, and cleaning your catch. Whether you prefer wading in a rushing brook or fording pounding surf, casting from a jetty or trolling from a boat, chumming in freshwater or drifting in saltwater, you?ll find completely up-to-date information on species and tactics, special techniques, preferred rigs, lures, and bait, picking your spot, angling etiquette, and safety. You?ll learn how to approach schooling fish, angle in brush and timber, night fish, ice fish, and much more. More than 450 exquisite drawings illustrate everything from mending fly fishing line to fishing around buoys and tuning lures, while more than fifty full-color photos depict some of the most exciting and satisfying moments in fishing. If you're an experienced angler, Ken Schultz's Essentials of Fishing provides the deep knowledge and understanding you need to raise your skills to the next level or switch, say, from spincasting to flycasting. For beginners, it gives a solid foundation in essential fishing skills that will serve you well for years to come."--The inside flap.
Contents Anatomy and physiology -- Freshwater fish -- Saltwater fish -- Fishing rods -- Fishing reels -- Line -- Lures and flies -- Natural bait, hooks, and terminal tackle -- Accessories -- Knot tying -- Hook sharpening -- Putting line on a reel -- Casting -- Setting drag tension -- Finding fish -- Retrieving -- Hooksetting -- Playing and landing fish -- Measuring and weighing fish -- Caring for and storing the catch -- Cleaning and dressing fish -- Light-tackle fishing -- Fly fishing -- Float fishing -- Chumming -- Drift fishing -- Trolling -- Downrigger fishing -- Inshore fishing from boats -- Coastal pier, bridge, and dock fishing -- Jetty fishing -- Surf fishing -- Offshore fishing -- Other situations -- Angling etiquette -- Ethical fishing -- Catch-and-release -- Safety.
Subject Fishing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Fishing. (OCoLC)fst00926650
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Handbooks and manuals.
Added Author Schultz, Ken, 1950- Ken Schultz's Fishing encyclopedia.
Added Title Essentials of fishing
ISBN 9780470444313
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