Hook, Line, And Seeker: A Beginner's Guide To Fishing, Boating, and Watching Water Wildlife

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This all-you-need-to-know guidebook with its flexible cover will be the one kids take with them when they are boating and fishing. A must-have for all active kids.

This handbook to fishing, boating, and water wildlife brings together Jim Arnosky's knowledge, skills, and talents in one wonderful package. Illustrated with his trademark watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings, and photographs, it is packed with information. Both the text and the art give directions and advice.
Fishing chapter includes how to choose and use fishing tackle; how to fish in lakes, streams, and the ocean; and how to catch and release fish. Color plates spotlight fish kids are most likely to see in each environment.

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Gr. 4-6. Distilling experiences garnered from a lifetime of fishing, boating and wildlife observation, naturalist Arnosky offers outdoorsy readers a handbook that is as much memoir as vademecum. In an engaging mixture of personal anecdotes and practical tips, he covers the ins and outs of fresh- and saltwater fishing, with, in turn, bait, lures, and flies. He then moves on to the pleasures of messing about in small boats, and finishes with a chapter on safe, nondisruptive techniques for watching wildlife along shores and waterways. Illustrated with finished paintings, quick sketches from his notebooks (including several entire sample pages), and small but very sharp color photos, this fills in the basics on diverse topics from boating safety to artificial flies to sport fish and shore birds, while providing the sort of agreeable pleasure reading also found in Gary Paulsen's outdoor reminiscences. John Peters
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