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#189150 - 02/17/15 03:36 PM Recommended reading for Fishing Novice
Matt Keenan Offline
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Registered: 12/06/14
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Loc: California
Anybody have any good book recommendations for general fishing techniques and ideas. I have never really understood where and why fish like to hang out where they do. Cheers guys

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#189153 - 02/17/15 04:42 PM Re: Recommended reading for Fishing Novice [Re: Matt Keenan]
tramp Offline
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Registered: 01/24/12
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Loc: WV
What type of fishing you planning on? Fly,Bait Spincasting????

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#189236 - 02/19/15 04:19 PM Re: Recommended reading for Fishing Novice [Re: Matt Keenan]
Matt Keenan Offline
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I have a tenkara setup for fly fishing only have caught a handful of fish, but I think I would like to get more into spinners and lure fishing. Cheers Matt

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#189238 - 02/19/15 06:37 PM Re: Recommended reading for Fishing Novice [Re: Matt Keenan]
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Can't say much about bait/spin casting 'cause I'm strictly a fly fisher. The fish hold where they hold 'cause they don't know fly from bait. You just need to make them want what you offer.

I wouldn't give up on the fly fishing just yet. Take a look at this first. And head out for a few hours and try again. If you seek trout they are a very skittish fish and spook easily. Your approach is everything. Do you just walk up o the water and begin casting? Try squatting or sitting high above the river and watching for 10-15 minutes. Then decide how to get the fly to them w/o spooking them. Like I said it takes practice.

Give it some time. Fishing is an acquired skill regardless of tackle and you must fish in order to learn how to fish. When I first started I paid a guide for half a day and it was money well spent. Consider that.

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#189356 - 02/24/15 03:21 PM Re: Recommended reading for Fishing Novice [Re: tramp]
Matt Keenan Offline
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Registered: 12/06/14
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Loc: California
Awesome thanks Tramp, lots of good info and encouragement here I appreciate it. I really like the idea of fly fishing and whenever I had luck it always felt amazing. Trout is what I am seeking there is a river within biking distance of my house as well so I really have no excuse not to be out there at least every Saturday.I like the idea of a guided session, probably the best thing to get me practicing the right stuff constantly. Approaching is also something that I need to work on.
Happy Trails
Matt

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#189794 - 03/22/15 01:15 AM Re: Recommended reading for Fishing Novice [Re: Matt Keenan]
TomD Offline
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Registered: 10/30/03
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The Curtis Creek Manifesto by Sheridan Anderson is fun book about trout fishing that actually has some pretty good tips.
On the other hand, you won't learn a thing about fishing from Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan, but your post reminded me of one of the iconic books of the 60's.

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#196856 - 10/27/16 07:25 PM Re: Recommended reading for Fishing Novice [Re: Matt Keenan]
jerseydevil Offline
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Registered: 10/22/16
Posts: 8
Loc: New Jer4sey
"Fishing Lessons" by Paul Quinnett. Also the author of "Pavlov's Trout" and "Darwin's Bass". Won't teach you how to catch more fish but will help to make you a better "fisherman". wink


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