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Fishing for Dummies

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  132 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Make fishing easier and more rewarding every time you pick up your rod and reel No one can promise that you will catch fish all the time. For as long as we've been catching fish, fish have been outsmarting us. But there are tips and pointers that even the most seasoned anglers can pick up!

Fishing For Dummies helps you prepare for what awaits beyond the shore. From trout to
ebook, 384 pages
Published May 9th 2011 by For Dummies (first published April 10th 1997)
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Sep 06, 2013 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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focussed too much on casting etc. -- I'm into trolling on a lake. Oh well, everything else was awesome.
Philip Westcott
Jul 14, 2016 Philip Westcott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good for beginner

Had information on everything, most is just general information for a true beginner. Talks about differences between rods, reels, baits, lures, rigs, stream fishing, lake fishing, freshwater and saltwater. Great read for me.
As a complete novice fisherman with only an hour or so of on-the-lake training from an experienced angler, I was baffled to go into Bass Pro and see just how much STUFF there could be for fishing. A ton of terms that made no sense. Bait out the wazoo.

This book was good for breaking down to me the different types of rods, reels, bait, rigs, etc., and a bit about how fish behave. I definitely feel like I'm not lost when I go in the store or read fishing articles.

Now, will it help me catch fish? I
Hom Sack
Jul 24, 2016 Hom Sack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! Good to know what is needed to get started.
Laura Gilfillan
Feb 26, 2012 Laura Gilfillan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a good time reading this book. Since I am not an ice fisher, I have to wait for appropriate weather to get out on the pier, or bank, or wherever I manage to get myself near water, with pole in hand. Since that doesn't happen enough, even with nice weather, it was fun to at least be able to read about fishing. Picked up some tidbits I didn't realize too, and it inspired me to give circle hooks a try.
Jan 11, 2012 Brian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good guide for the beginner angler, but I would have liked to have seen more information on techniques with specific types of lures and rigs. Also some tactics for common species rather than what amounts to mostly a detailed identification guide in the chapters covering the fish themselves. There is almost no information on habits of specific species.
ASV Birkenau
A reasonable introduction to the basics of fishing which helps the novice understand some of the jargon which experienced anglers tend to use and which is a barrier for the newcomer trying to work out whjat is going on. Recommended for beginners.
Mark Yoshida
Aug 06, 2012 Mark Yoshida rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good introduction to fishing as a hobby, diversion, and sport. Covers pretty much everything one would need to know. Conveys some of the excitement and appeal of actually fishing.
Jul 30, 2007 Spencer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who havent attended school
this book treats you like you dont know what a stupid pole looks like.
we are not as dumb as this book makes out
0/10000. absolute bull shit
Jun 13, 2016 Craig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Great book for beginners or those who want to try a different species/environment than what they are used to.
Oct 25, 2015 Terri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't,t finish I took it back to library. Will by this book someday to refer e as needed.
Jul 07, 2012 Jill rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too basic so it beomes hard to decipher between useful information and just basic material.
Jul 18, 2007 Jesse rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fish; dummies
I read this book and caught seven dummies! Three were too small; threw 'em back.
Jun 30, 2011 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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