- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 24, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764550284
- ISBN-13: 978-0764550287
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #809,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fishing for Dummies Paperback – April 24, 1997
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You know the saying: Give a man (or woman) a fish, and you give him dinner; teach a man (or woman) to fish and he'll have dinner for the rest of his life. The always entertaining and instructional "... for Dummies" series reeled in witty outdoors writer Peter Kaminsky to keep the rest of us fed--as in food for the table and food for thought--with this step-by-step guide to pretty much every right and obtuse angle on angling. As with all the books in the series, Fishing is filled with punchy advice, plenty of diagrams, and a series of Top 10 lists that should bag aspiring fishers hook, line, and sinker.
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"This book rates two fins up for anyone wanting a crash course on fishing." Endless Vacation magazine "If you're a beginning angler or a know-it-all you'll find something new" Joan Stoliar, Director, Project Access Praise for Fishing For Dummies® "With his trademark blend of supreme scholarship and keen wit, Peter Kaminsky has committed an act of true piscatorial worth." Gary Soucie, Editor, American Angler "Fishing for Dummies taught me some new tricks and made me laugh along the way." Tom Rosenbauer, Author, The Orvis Flyfishing Guide
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Note: A great feature of this book is its list of websites and books in the appendix. I found these lists to be very useful tools in continuing my research of the great outdoors.
The author seems to cover a good bit of ground and for a couple of questions I still had, he was pretty responsive to e-mail as well.
All the different kinds of rods, reels, lines, hooks, artificial bait, live bait, knots, etc. are covered.
All-in-all, worth the money and your time.
While the author enthusiastically peppers in "fish stories" about huge and numerous fish he has caught all over the world, it is interspersed with basic introductory information that gives no clue to the average fisherman of how he can ever accomplish the same things. In fact, most of us can't afford to go to exotic locales and pay fishing guides who take us out on boats that the author talks about so I have no idea why these stories are in there.
All in all, if you are absolutely clueless about fishing and have no one to ask or who will take you fishing this might be helpful, but otherwise I would recommend skipping it.