Ken Schultz's Essentials of Fishing: The Only Guide You Need to Catch Freshwater and Saltwater Fish

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 29, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 448 pages
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Donít Let the Big One Get Away

Ken Schultzís Essentials of Fishing is the new authority on the sport you love, whether youíre an expert or a beginner.

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 youíre heading for a trout stream, the Gulf Stream, or points in between, youíll find everything you need to know about the fish species youíll 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.

Youíll discover the latest advances in conventional, spinning, and fly rods and reels, and youíll 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. Youíll 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, youíll find completely up-to-date information on species and tactics, special techniques, preferred rigs, lures, and bait, picking your spot, angling etiquette, and safety. Youíll 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.

  

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Contents

The Only Guide You Need to Catch Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Introduction
1
The Only Guide You Need to Catch Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Part One Fish
3
The Only Guide You Need to Catch Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Part Two Tools
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The Only Guide You Need to Catch Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Part Three Basic Skills
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The Only Guide You Need to Catch Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Part Four Techniques
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The Only Guide You Need to Catch Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Part Five Practical Matters
423
The Only Guide You Need to Catch Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Glossary
451
The Only Guide You Need to Catch Freshwater and Saltwater Fish Index
459
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About the author (2009)

Ken Schultz is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the former holder of seven world fishing records. His eighteen books include Bass Madness, Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Freshwater Fish, and Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Saltwater Fish. He was a commentator for the weekly show Bass Center on ESPN2 and fishing editor for ESPNOutdoors.com and, for three decades, was fishing editor and a staff writer at Field & Stream. Schultz has been a guest on countless outdoor radio and television shows. Visit his Web site at www.kenschultz.com.

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