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THE ORVIS GUIDE TO PERSONAL FISHING CRAFT: HOW TO EFFECTIVELY FISH FROM CANOES, KAYAKS, INFLATABLES,
Author: Rickey Noel Mitchell
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Nov 2007
Advice on: each kind of boat, evaluating its suitability for rivers & lakes, wind & sun, tidal & riverine currents; rigging the boats, choosing fish finders, paddles, rod holders, & tackle bags; & more. Will keep anglers of all kinds afloat for years to come. Color insert, B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 160 pgs.
Reaching good fishing waters can be half the battle, and in many cases, its impossible without the right craft, be it float tube, pontoon boat, canoe, or kayak. And getting into the waters in the wrong boat can easily ruin a day of fishing. Heres a guide to choosing the perfect boat, tailored to the water anglers fish.
Theres advice on each kind of boat, evaluating its suitability for rivers and lakes, wind and sun, tidal and riverine currents. Theres advice on rigging the boats, choosing fish finders, paddles, rod holders, and tackle bags. Theres a chapter on anchors and anchoring techniques, packed with photos and illustrations on how to properly set them. Paddling and rowing techniques are covered, from getting out of sticky situations, to sneaking up on fish. Author Rickey Mitchell also covers safety, helping readers deal with capsizes, choosing life jackets, whistles, wet suits and waders, sunglasses and sunscreen,
throw bags, and tow ropes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
RICKEY NOEL MITCHELL is the author of Paddles and Flies, and a freelance writer and photographer. Among his many talents, Mitchell is also a kayak fly-fishing guide, a fly-fishing and fly-tying instructor, and a professional fly tyer. THE ORVIS GUIDE TO PERSONAL FISHING CRAFT is his second book.