An illustrated compendium of fascinating facts, trivia, curiosities, achievements, fishermen’s stories, myths, and folklore.For fans everywhere, this absorbing book contains a wealth of fascinating facts and anecdotes about fish—one of the most numerous species on the planet—as well as tales and trivia on the universally loved sport of fishing.
Illustrated with hundreds of colorful images and artworks, this compendium will prove compulsive reading for fishing enthusiasts throughout the world.In these pages you’ll discover: Which fish is the fastest? Who invented the spinning reel? Why do some fish have bills? What’s the largest fish ever caught? When were the first waders worn? And why would Polar bear fur be great for fly-tying?Packed with lists, statistics, and folklore on the natural world of fish and the history of angling as a sport, this book is a compelling resource for any fishing enthusiast.
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Tony Lolli has nearly 50 years of fly fishing experience. During that time hersquo;s been a fishing guide in several U.S. states and has had the pleasure of teaching new skills to beginning fly fishers. His own introduction into this lifelong sport came from Al Coif, the New England fly fishing legend and innovator. Lolli is also a freelance writer and has publishedGo-To Flies: 101 Patterns the Pros Use When All Else Fails. He has written for a number of outdoor publications and currently writes fly fishing columns for four magazines.