Published by DK Publishing, Be Prepared Fishing is a fisherman's dream guide! Covering everything from rod basics to vertical jigging and fly fishing, this book covers it all.
The first thing we noticed when we opened the book for the first time is that it is absolutely jam-packed with information. And not only does it give you all the information you need, it does so with amazing pictures and detailed illustrations. Of course, nothing beats getting out there on the water and learning things first-hand, but this guide will give any angler the information they need to do it the right way.
As we mentioned above, the book begins with the basics by teaching you about things such as tackle shops, fishing licenses and baits & lures. It doesn't get into great detail about these things, but it definitely presents the information in such a way that anyone can quickly grasp the concepts.
It continues by discussing even more angling information such as the fundamentals of rods and reels, knots, tackle and even how to carry your equipment and what you should wear. The author then explains the different ways of casting with detailed images of exactly how each is done. Continuing on, it walks you through the actual art of hooking, landing and unhooking/releasing the fish. By the time I was reading this chapter, I was ready to drop everything I was doing and get out on the water!
At this point, the book switches gears a bit and begins discussing the different types of fishing available in the United States, such as lake fishing, pier fishing, small boat inshore fishing, bank fishing, trolling, jigging and more. And we have to say it again - the photographs and illustrations presented with each section are detailed and quite stunning.
After discussing all the different types of fishing and getting you to the point of craving a fishing trip, the book presents 30+ pages of fish species! From bass and carp to wahoo and yellowfin tuna, each species is described in detail along with a picture of what each looks like and how to fish for them.
All in all, this book was a great read, and as mentioned above, it really makes you want to get out there and do some fishing!
So if you're in the market for a great overall fishing guide at an even better price, pick up a copy of Be Prepared Fishing and arm yourself with some of the best general fishing knowledge you'll find in print.
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