Notes on: The Essential Fishing Handbook

August 2, 2020

Book Notes

The Essential Fishing Handbook book cover

When I read a book I have the habit of highlighting certain passages I find interesting or useful. After I finish the book I’ll type up those passages and put them into a note on my phone. I’ll keep them to comb through every so often so that I remember what that certain book was about. That’s what these are. So if I ever end up lending you a book, these are the sections that I’ve highlighted in that book. Enjoy!

Some notes in this post have been added from additional sources outside of this book.

General

Clear fluorocarbon line is less visible to fish than nylon monofilament of the same size.

Spring

Winter

Fly Fishing

Step 1
Make a standard overhead cast, aiming for a point about 10 feet above the water.

Step 2
Stop your forward stroke around the 12 o’clock position.

Step 3
As the line passes overhead, snap the rod forward to the 10 o’clock position

Step 4
Instead of straightening out, the fly line will hinge toward the water, dropping the fly and leader vertically onto the surface

Bluegills

Bass

Trout

Walleyes

Pike

Muskies

Crappie

Perch

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