Author(s): Scott Bowen; David E. Dirks (Photographer)
This user-friendly resource presents all the essentials of fishing--using all kinds of tackle, from spincasting and baitcasting to surf casting and fly fishing--for a variety of fish, in both fresh and salt water. With step-by-step photographs on every page, it shows how to tie the essential knots; select the right lures, lines, and tackle; identify fish; and make effective casts.
Scott Bowen has the Knack! The author of the short story collection, The Midnight Fish, he has fished waters across North America, from Alaska to the Caribbean. He is a former editor at Field & Stream magazine and has worked as the editor for fishing books at The Lyons Press. David E. Dirks is a professional angler, photographer, and writer. He is the fishing columnist for the Times Herald-Record, which serves New York State's Hudson Valley and the Catskills, and the host of DirksOutdoor radio show on WTBQ.com. David is the author of ProTactics: Fishing Bass Tournaments and ProTactics: Trout (both Lyons Press).