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The fast and easy way to get hooked on fishing

For as long as we've been catching fish, they've been out-smarting us. But there are tips and pointers that even the most seasoned anglers can pick up! From trout to carp and bass to bonefish, this plain-English guide gives you coverage of the latest and greatest techniques to fish like a pro — and keep "The Big One" from getting away.

  • Go fish — find out how to take a fishing trip like a pro, from how to dress to finding and evaluating your fishing waters to familiarizing yourself with the types of fish you can expect to encounter

  • The reel deal on fishing gear — get advice on the equipment you'll need (and what you won't need) for freshwater and saltwater fishing

  • Hook, line, and sinker — get the bottom line on the best bait, lures, and flies you'll need to entice that next big bite

  • Book it or cook it — discover how to photograph your catch before it swims free, and get advice on how to clean and cook the catch of the day

Open the book and find:

  • A color section featuring fish and lures

  • New fishing tools and gadgets

  • How to choose the best gear for you

  • How to trick fish with lures

  • Common freshwater and saltwater fish

  • Safety advice

  • Recipes to turn your fillets into delicious meals

  • Advice on using live bait

  • Flies that work everywhere

  • How to tie popular fishing rigs

Learn to:

  • Catch the fish you want, and more of them

  • Choose the right gear and the right spots for fishing

  • Safely get the whole family involved

  • Get "The Big One" to bite

About the Author

Peter Kaminsky has written for Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and The New York Times "Outdoors" column and is the author of numerous books on cooking and fishing.

Greg Schwipps' work has appeared in outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Indiana, Indiana Game & Fish, and In-Fisherman.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470930683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470930687
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By OlyNomad TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 28, 2011
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I was very satisfied with this book, it is put together well and has loads of information in it. It covers about every area of fishing that you can think of and even some you wouldn't think of. I grew up fishing and I learned things while reading the book. I think it would be an excellent gift to give someone who is interested in fishing, whether just starting out or even someone that has spent a lifetime doing it. It includes the basics like bait, what to wear, casting, knots, tricking fish with lures, rods, reels, cleaning the fish, etc. and then has bonus areas like the color insert in the middle and "ten fishing lessons you don't have to learn the hard way", even some recipes and what to do with the fish after you catch it.
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I'm a beginner and I haven't read other fishing books. But from what I can see, it has a lot of information (349 pages, 23 Chapters, 11 pages of Table of Contents). I found the language and the descriptions simple for the beginner. It's full of pictures (drawings).
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Great beginner guide for a someone new to fishing. Easy to follow lessons plus a wealth of information to help anyone learn the basics of fishing. Plenty of pictures and helpful visuals to aid in teaching.
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I got this for my 12 year old grandson who is totally into fishing. He even watches fishing shows on TV! When he got this he said it was AWESOME which is good enough for me. I thought he might object to the word Dummies, but not at all. He knows a lot about fishing, but said there was a lot in here that was useful. Great buy for fishermen (of fisherkids).
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This "Fishing for Dummies: Second Edition" book is an outstanding reference for anyone interested in taking up fishing. It's no substitute for an experienced guide, but you would get much more out of one if you have the prerequisite knowledge provided in this book.

The authors cover rods, reels and tackle which will save an inexperienced fisherman a whole lot of trouble when gearing up for that first trip - if you're the guy with a casting rod and a spinning reel you'll know why your bait keeps breaking off when casting. You'll discover the general lay of the aquatic land along with the accompanying sensible fish congregation theories as well. Overall the book is quite useful.

There's a nice, practical section on some useful knots, although I think the illustration for figure 15-5b is incorrect (over and under should be reversed), and may luck be with anyone trying to figure out what's happening with the surgeon's knot.

There is a "Fly Fishing for Dummies" book that expands on the subject more than what's covered here, but I do not understand the point in explaining the number of different flies without accompanying illustrations. We're supposed to be "dummies" (to the subject) after all, and I retained nothing useful from the ones I read word-for-word except for those with illustration. If you're going to eat up the reader's time with fly descriptions, then simply add images of them as well to make them useful.

The fishing techniques, cleaning procedures and preparation methods for the catch you intend to keep round the book out nicely. I probably would enjoy a section with a general summary on the time of year which is best for catching a few species of fish in certain regions.
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I found a copy of this book in my local tackle shop, and studied it for a week before buying my first rod and reel and going on my first fishing expedition. Everything you need to know to get started is in here somewhere. Better than a "fishing uncle" because it's available on your schedule.
Evidence that this book works? After never fishing before, six weeks of study and practice resulted in a day when I caught 5 nice rainbows. It was a thrill.
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My two youngest sons have discovered fishing and I bought this book as a fun how to look at everything they need to enjoy their new sport. The book has the basics for everyone presented in the fun yet serious about the subject books the 'Dummies' series is known for. As with all the Dummies books there is a humorous cartoon at the start of each chapter.

The book has a section on where to fish. How to be safe while fishing. What kind of fish there are to catch and where.

There is a section on rods, reels, and tackle. Advice on what type of line to use for what purpose. What kind of hooks to get and lures to buy.

A section on different fresh water and saltwater fishes and their behaviors. Plus a color section that matches fishes and lures that are good to use in catching them.

Fishing for Dummies is a great tool for the new Angler and even seasoned veterans can find new tricks from Peter Kaminsky and Greg Schwipps.
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Everyone laughs when they see me with this book. My friends and family all know my fondness for fishing, as well as the fact that I'm far from stupid in regards to fishing or anything else. However, putting the title aside, this is a fantastic book for those, like me, who are not completely stupid, but not exactly the wiliest of fishermen either.

It covers just about everything in regards to fishing, from the basics to more advanced information. More importantly, it includes the "why" things are done the way they are.

I've fished six or seven states, in three distinct areas of the country, and each time I move, it's like starting to learn the process all over again. Believe me, fishing for white trout on the Gulf Coast is NOTHING like fishing for rainbow trout in mountain streams of the West!

Whether you are a serious fisherman or someone who just wants to be an efficient fisherman on your summer vacation, this book has information for you. It helps you understand why things work...or don't work, why you like certain types of tackle (or don't like them) and what kinds of tactics will work in what circumstances. It's great information to drag along for lazy summer afternoons in the hammock, armchair reading as the snow falls outside and you are dreaming of summer...or even while you are waiting for that elusive bite on your pole. I loved the book, and highly recommend it.

Some of the other reviews indicate its good for "women or novice fishermen" but it's hardly that narrow of a field that this book would assist them in understanding who, what, where, and how--often explaining in very clear terms exactly why something is an effective choice, even if the experienced fisherman doesn't know why they do (or don't do) something.
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