The Total Fishing Manual (Canadian edition): 317 Essential Fishing Skills

Paperback | April 29, 2014

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When it comes to fishing in Canada and beyond, nobody knows more than the writers and editors at Field & Stream magazine--unless it's the local guides, lifelong ice-fishermen, and other regional experts they interviewed to create this book. With a focus on the fish and fishing techniques Canadians love best, this special edition of the top-selling manual covers everything from flyfishing for tiger trout, splake, and cutbow to special techniques when fishing the Arctic circle, and much, much more. Detailed items break down how to build the ultimate tackle box and the best bait and lures for the wealth of species you’ll find in Canada’s waters, as well as techniques to catch all of the most popular gamefish, and tactics for fishing ponds, rivers, lakes, and oceans in every season and every province. Whether you're a weekend angler looking to hook your kid on fishing or a serious sport fisher looking for the best fishing season ever, this book has the information you need, presented with tons of color photos and handy illustrations.

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When it comes to fishing in Canada and beyond, nobody knows more than the writers and editors at Field & Stream magazine--unless it's the local guides, lifelong ice-fishermen, and other regional experts they interviewed to create this book. With a focus on the fish and fishing techniques Canadians love best, this special edition of the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.5 × 7.5 × 0.9 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:Weldon OwenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1616287144

ISBN - 13:9781616287146

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TIP 144- FLOAT-RIG FROM SHORE   Here’s a basic technique for tying a rig that is a standard for fishing from shore.  STEP 1 Tie a # 8 bait hook on the end of your line.  STEP 2 Slip a bell sinker onto the line and run it up 12 to 20 inches from the hook.  STEP 3 Using a split-shot weight on the line, lock the bell sinker in place from sliding any closer to your hook.   When you cast the rig, the bell sinker goes to the bottom and your hook can float up the length of line between your hook and the split shot. This technique uses the hook to present your bait up and off of the bottom. This presentation is important because a trout’s eyes are positioned pointing upwards, making it easy for them to target a meal floating in the water column above them or sitting on the surface. Feeding mainly on invertebrates, trout cruise close to the bottom and keep a careful eye out above them for an easy meal. In order to get your bait off the bottom you can use floating bait or incorporate a hook to lift your bait off the bottom. Try fishing dew worms, and inflate them with a syringe. The air pumped into the worms make them look like a big meal and provide just enough buoyancy to lift them the length of line between your hook and sinker off the bottom. Since worms are not always available or can be difficult to keep over several days in the field, you should experiment with the floating varieties of Berkley PowerBait and Gulp. They have several trout formulas available in a floating paste that are deadly. Knowing trout are visual feeders, actively looking for a meal, I like to use bright colours to draw their attention. The Berkley baits are ideal, as they come in chartreuse, orange, pink, yellow and combinations that are highly visible. Putting a small ball of the paste on a bait hook is just enough to float it cleanly off the bottom, providing the perfect presentation with colour, smell, and placement in the water column.