RYA Fishing Afloat

RYA Fishing Afloat

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With the offshore yachtsman especially in mind, Fishing Afloat?s author Dick McClary (a seasoned ocean sailor himself) discusses fishing while underway in detail. It\'s clear from the text and excellent illustrations that whether you\'re using a simple trolling handline or an expensive set-up involving a specialised trolling rod and lever-drag reel, the essential principles are much the same. That is, to present your intended quarry with a convincing lure \'swimming\' at the depth and speed that would be expected of it. You\'ll learn about the individual characteristics of each of the main types of trolling lures - skirted lures, plugs, spoons and soft-plastic swimming lures ? such that you\'re far more likely to select one that will operate effectively in the prevailing conditions, and catch fish as a result. And if you need to get the lure down to a greater depth than it would otherwise achieve, knowing how to rig a diving planer ahead of it is a vital piece of knowledge. Artful ways of attracting fish to within striking distance of your lures with teasers, daisy-chains and spreader bars are also divulged. And want to try trolling with natural bait but don?t know how to rig it properly? No problem, the best ways of rigging sardines, ballyhoo, flyingfish and squid are shown here in graphic detail. Bottom fishing techniques at anchor, and jigging a lure when drifting with the current, are similarly dealt with - but this book isn\'t just about the various fishing techniques. Tackle too is covered; rods, reels, lures, hooks, the different types of lines, the small (but vital) swivels and so on. Another chapter deals with the essential knots for saltwater angling, along with crimping techniques for those situations when knots aren\'t a viable option. If having caught your fish and decided it\'s for the table rather than a safe return from whence it came, Dick explains how to kill it humanely and prepare it properly for the best possible culinary experience. From bass to barracuda, with this book (and a boat) - you\'re ready to catch.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 170 x 245 x 9mm | 356g
  • Hamble, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations
  • 1906435022
  • 9781906435028
  • 382,905