The Complete Book of Surf Fishing

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 232 pages
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Fishing from beach or rocky coastline presents challenges not faced by anglers who head out to sea. Written to open new frontiers to the old hand and provide advice to novice surf fishermen, The Complete Book of Surf Fishing will be a boon to all coastline anglers. Author and licensed charter captain Al Ristori covers the basics of traditional surfcasting, with well-illustrated instruction on casting big rods in big water. He covers the gamut of tackle that does duty in the surf—conventional gear, spinning gear, fly tackle, and light tackle—and discusses the full range of bait, lures, and flies. Most importantly, he tells you how to find fish. Whether you are casting on the East Coast, Gulf Coast, or West Coast, with Ristori's tips and tricks and decades of know-how, you will know where the fish are when they are most likely to bite. Everyone needs advice from an experienced fisherman once in a while, and now no angler plying the surf will have to do without.
  

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If you like reading about other people's fish and looking at pictures of other peoples fish, buy this. I recommend, talking to your local bait shop, buy the necessary equipment, and get to fishing. ... Read full review

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Contents

The Development of Surfcasting
9
The Surfcasters Favorite Species
15
Tackle
37
Casting
53
Lures for the Surf
71
Bait Fishing
93
Surf Accessories
109
Beach Buggies
123
Surfcasting Strategies
157
Extreme Surfcasting
171
Surfcasting Pioneers and Classics
183
A World of Surf and Shore Casting
195
Toward the Future The Considerate Surfcaster
203
SurfFishing Meccas in the US
213
A Selection of Fishing Knots
219
Index
225

Reading the Surf
133
The Thrill of the Blitz
143

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About the author (2008)

Al Ristori is a frequent contributor to the Salt Water Fisherman. He also writesa regular saltwater column for the Newark Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) andis the conservation editor of the Fisherman magazine. He has authored severalbooks, including Fishing for Bluefish, North American Saltwater Fishing, and TheSaltwater Fish Identifier. He lives in Manasquan, New Jersey.

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