Fly and Spin Fishing for River Smallmouths

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Fly and Spin Fishing for River Smallmouths is a motivating, informative guide for nature lovers of all kinds. The book delves into river bass fishing with easy-to-use tips on everything "smallmouth," from lures and flies, types of cover to target, to strategies for cold and warm seasons, and much more. The book suggests thrilling family-friendly river hobbies like canoeing, bird watching, river camping, and introducing children to the outdoors. This book also leads landowners, farmers, and adventurers in their ...
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Overview


Fly and Spin Fishing for River Smallmouths is a motivating, informative guide for nature lovers of all kinds. The book delves into river bass fishing with easy-to-use tips on everything "smallmouth," from lures and flies, types of cover to target, to strategies for cold and warm seasons, and much more. The book suggests thrilling family-friendly river hobbies like canoeing, bird watching, river camping, and introducing children to the outdoors. This book also leads landowners, farmers, and adventurers in their efforts to protect our nation's waterways. From conservation easements to blueways, the author describes profitable and environmentally-enlightened government conservation programs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893272095
  • Publisher: Ecopress
  • Publication date: 2/14/2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author


Freelance writer/photographer Bruce Ingram has published over 1,600 articles and over 1,700 photos in various magazines. He focuses on fishing, hunting, canoeing, bird watching and conservation issues. He has also authored The Shenandoah and Rappahannock Rivers Guide, The New River Guide, and The James River Guide. Bruce is a high school English teacher.
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Table of Contents

Introduction     ix
Preface: It's All Connected     xi
How to Protect Our Upland Rivers
In Praise of Headwaters     3
Conservation Easements: Protecting the Future of Fly and Spin Fishing     11
Minnows and Mussels: What They Can Teach Us     18
Working Together to Improve Wildlife Habitat     24
Learning New Ways: Ray Hundley, Veteran Sportsman and Farmer     30
Living Easy on the Land     35
Enhancing the Experience
Take a Child Fishing This Summer     45
Birding by Canoe     49
Canoe Camping     56
Eleven Must-Have Items for the Canoe Camper ... For No More Than {dollar}200     62
The Worst Guides I've Ever Met     69
Summertime Smallmouth Fishing
Five Can't-Miss Patterns for Summertime Smallmouths     77
Surface Flies and Lures     84
Summertime Smallmouths: Topwater Time All Day Long     90
Debunking the Myths about Topwaters     97
Some Like It Hot: Try the Midday Period for Sizzling Smallmouth Action     104
Six More Important Factors than Color for Bass Fishing     109
Chuggers: Great Lures and Flies for Warm Season Bass     114
Fall Smallmouth Fishing
Five Top Lures and Flies for Fall Smallies     123
Bass Fishing's All-Purpose Bait: The Grub     129
Fall Patterns on America's Smallmouth Rivers     134
The Truth About Fall Fishing for River Smallmouths     141
Be a Contrarian Angler     146
Winter Smallmouth Fishing
Five Hot Spots for Late Fall/Early Winter River Smallmouths     153
Five Hot Spots for Late Winter/Early Spring River Smallmouths     158
How to Catch "Neutral" River Smallmouths     165
All About Wood Cover     170
Return to Yesteryear: Going after America's Small Stream Bass     174
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