How Fish Work: Fish Biology and Angling

Overview

By the very nature of what they do, anglers are scientists. Many scientific principles are used when they fish for their species of interest. In How Fish Work, Dr. Tom Sholseth shares these principles in an entertaining and easy-to-follow way that is sure to increase the angler's fishing success. In this book, Sholseth discusses: "scientific angling;" angler characteristics; the aquatic environment in which they fish; equipment; effect of different kinds of light on fish; the senses and behaviors of fish; the ...
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Overview

By the very nature of what they do, anglers are scientists. Many scientific principles are used when they fish for their species of interest. In How Fish Work, Dr. Tom Sholseth shares these principles in an entertaining and easy-to-follow way that is sure to increase the angler's fishing success. In this book, Sholseth discusses: "scientific angling;" angler characteristics; the aquatic environment in which they fish; equipment; effect of different kinds of light on fish; the senses and behaviors of fish; the predator/prey relationship; strike responses; handling fish; creating a field guide; how the placement of your lure or fly looks to fish; how to design more effective fly patterns; everything you need to understand and appreciate the species for which you fish. The more an angler understands their quarry, the better he or she will do. This is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind book for anglers, biologists, and anyone else with an interest in the biology of fish. Thanks to Tom Sholseth's scientific approach to understanding fish and their habits and behaviors, you will bring more fish to your line.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571882394
  • Publisher: Amato, Frank Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 86
  • Sales rank: 971,609
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
What is Scientific Angling?
Science Method/Context
Chapter 1 Angling Environment 9
New Breed of Angler
Angler Characteristics
Chapter 2 Aquatic Environment 13
Swimbladders
Seamless Lake Fishing
Get Edgy
Chapter 3 Fish Hardware 23
Sportfish Download
How One Sportfish Adapts
Chapter 4 Light 32
UV, Phosphorescence & Fluorescence
Fluorocarbon Technology
"Brother, Do You See The Light?"
Chapter 5 Sensing 44
Good Vibrations
Scary Stuff
Chapter 6 Behavior 49
Safety in Numbers
Mob Mentality
Crypto Trout
Chapter 7 Heresy 56
Painful Reminder
Using a Brain to Design Flies
Chapter 8 The Predator/Prey Relationship 61
Salmonids Change Their Point of View
Countershading or How To Disappear Into Thin Air (water)
Chapter 9 Strike Response 67
Eye See
Superstimuli
Chapter 10 Field Guide 73
Constructing the Field Journal
Proving What Works
Chapter 11 Fish Handling 82
Fish CPR
Scale Collection
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