The New Encyclopedia of Fishing

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The most comprehensive single-volume guide to fishing on the market! One of the world's most popular participatory sports, fishing offers an unparalleled range of styles, from the patient pursuit of trout on quiet streams to the thrill of big-game fishing on the open sea. Here in one volume is all the information and advice on the equipment and techniques you need to catch any species of shish in any type of water. The New Encyclopedia of Fishing features a fully up-to-date photographic list of tackle, from rods,...

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Overview

The most comprehensive single-volume guide to fishing on the market! One of the world's most popular participatory sports, fishing offers an unparalleled range of styles, from the patient pursuit of trout on quiet streams to the thrill of big-game fishing on the open sea. Here in one volume is all the information and advice on the equipment and techniques you need to catch any species of shish in any type of water. The New Encyclopedia of Fishing features a fully up-to-date photographic list of tackle, from rods, reels, lines, weights, and hooks, to suitable clothing and footwear. A complete catalog of baits shows natural and artificial lures for both fresh water and marine fish, and gives advice on how to use them successfully and with concern for other wildlife. A dazzling visual directory features over 200 freshwater and marine species. There is guidance on where in the world each species is to be found, and how it is most likely to be caught. exquisitely detailed artwork not only shows the fish in their entirety, but also highlights particular identifying features, species variations, and lifestyle details. All the basic techniques of freshwater and saltwater angling are covered in detail. Classic rigs for every style of fishing are shown, and step-by-step sequences clarify all the stages of casting, playing, and landing. The outstanding detail and clarity of The New Encyclopedia of Fishing make it indispensable for newcomer and experiences angler alike.

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Louisville Courier-Journal
...earns itself a place on the bookshelf of any serious fisherman.
Library Journal
This revised edition of DK's Encyclopedia of Fishing is a very pretty book, well illustrated, attractively priced, and easy to read. Unfortunately, it does not improve greatly upon the previous edition, nor does it really serve the purpose of a fishing encyclopedia. It is divided into seven sections "Tackle," "Bait," "The Fly," "Species," "Techniques," "The Water," and "Appendices" with photographic displays of natural and artificial lures, for instance, and of over 200 freshwater and marine fish. Alas, organizing the material into such broad categories can make locating information difficult; an A-Z arrangement would have been preferable to DK's typical pictorial format. The failure to treat conservation, catch-and-release angling, and developments in tackle (such as the circle hook) is also disappointing, as is the scant coverage given to the history of fishing or famous fishermen. That said, the book is certainly a visual treat. Ken Schultz's Fishing Encyclopedia remains the top choice as a reference work, but libraries should consider owning a copy of this attractive publication for their circulating collection if they do not already own the previous edition. Jeff Grossman, Milwaukee Area Technical Coll. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789483997
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.32 (w) x 11.36 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

John Bailey has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world's greatest fishing authorities and is the author of DK's Freshwater Fishing as well as several other successful titles. Peter Gathercole is a leading fly dresser, gamefishing author, and natural history photographer, and his articles have appeared in many books and magazines. The author of The Handbook of Fly Tying, Gathercole has fished in Europe, North America, and Papua New Guinea. Trevor Housby was a professional angler for over 30 years. He held records for blue marlin, blue shark, whitetip shark, white marlin, and wahoo. He wrote more than 40 books on fishing and was a contributor to many angling magazines. Trevor Housby died shortly after his work on DK's Encyclopedia of Fishing was completed. Dennis Moss is a tackle manufacturer and a regular contributor to many different fishing magazines. He has fished in man countries, including Ireland, Norway, France, and Taiwan. Bruce Vaughan is a tackle manufacturer and a regular contributor to various magazines. He has worked as deputy editor of Coarse Fishing, Angling, and Sea Angling magazines. Phil Williams is a regular contributor to numerous angling magazines, including Sea Angler, and Angler's Mail. He founded the magazines Boat Fisherman and Sea Fishing, and is the author of three books.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 7
Tackle
Basic Tackle 12
The Rod 14
Spinning Rods 16
Leger Rods 18
Float Rods 20
Fly Rods 22
Poles & Whips 26
Boat Rods 28
Shore Rods 30
The Reel 32
Fixed-spool Reels 34
Closed-face & Center-pin Reels 38
Baitcasting Reels 40
Fly Reels 42
Boat Reels 46
Shore Reels 48
Lines, Crimps, Beads, & Swivels 50
Fly Lines & Leaders 52
Hooks 54
Freshwater Weights 58
Saltwater Weights & Booms 60
Floats 62
Bite Indicators & Rod Rests 64
Landing Tackle 66
Tackle Boxes 68
Footwear 70
Vests & Jackets 72
Waterproofs 74
Hats, Gloves, & Sunglasses 76
Accessories 78
Bait
Natural Baits (Freshwater) 82
Processed Baits 84
Groundbait 86
Spinners & Spoons 88
Plugs 90
Natural Baits (Saltwater) 92
Saltwater Groundbait 94
Lures 96
The Fly
The Naturals 100
The Artificial Fly 104
Fly Tying Equipment 106
Fly Tying Basics 108
Dry Flies 112
Wet Flies 114
Nymphs 116
Salmon & Steelhead Flies 118
Streamers & Hairwings 120
Species
Anatomy 124
Freshwater Fish
Black Bass 126
Bluegill, Crappies, Pumpkinseed, & Sunfish 128
Barbel, Tench, & Asp 130
Bream, Nase, & Vimba 132
Carp 134
Chub, Dace, Roach, & Rudd 136
Pike, Pickerel, & Muskellunge 138
Bullhead 140
Freshwater Catfish 142
Bass & Murray Cod 144
Australian Perch & Grunters 146
Perch, Sauger, Walleye, & Zander 148
Char 150
Salmon 152
Trout 154
Whitefish & Grayling 156
Saltwater Fish
Bonefish, Bluefish, & Tarpon 158
Eels 160
Sea Catfish & Barracuda 162
Amberjack & Jack 164
Pompano, Jackmackerel, & Roosterfish 166
Cobia, Snook, & Barramundi 168
Surfperch 170
Cod, Hake, Ling, & Burbot 172
Billfish & Swordfish 174
Wrasse & Dolphinfish 176
Snapper 178
Mullet 180
Flatfish 182
Rays 184
Skates 186
Drum & Kahawai 188
Mackerel 190
Tuna & Wahoo 192
Bonito & Shad 194
Sharks 196
Grouper 200
Porgy & Sea Bream 202
Techniques
Setting Up Reels 206
Basic Knots 208
Freshwater Fishing
Playing & Landing 210
Basic Casting 212
Lure Fishing--Spinning 214
Lure Fishing--Spoons 216
Lure Fishing--Plugs 218
Legering 220
Float Fishing 222
Pole Fishing 226
Trolling 230
Fly Fishing
The Overhead Cast 232
The Roll Cast 234
Wet-fly Fishing 236
Dry-fly Fishing 238
Nymph Fishing 240
Boat Fly Fishing 242
Saltwater Fishing
Inshore Fishing 244
Offshore Fishing 246
Wreck Fishing 248
Surfacasting 250
Shore Fishing 252
Shark Fishing 256
Big-game Fishing 258
The Water
Streams & Rivers 262
Stillwaters 266
Shorelines 270
Estuaries 272
Offshore Temperate Waters 274
Offshore Tropical Waters 276
Conservation 278
Appendices
Glossary 280
Index 283
Index of Scientific Names 287
Acknowledgments & Credits 288
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