A primer on the basic dos and don'ts of fishing, including tips on organizing a tackle box, advice on how to select hooks and bait, and instructions for making a handline.
Part of the Reel Time series
To some, fishing is a sport. To others, it is a relaxing pastime. To beginners, though, it can be just plain confusing! This series seeks to guide novices through the basic "dos and don'ts" of fishing. From stocking a tackle box and baiting a hook to landing and cleaning a fish, young anglers will learn how to properly prepare for any fishing outing. Contextualizing the ancient history of fishing with tips on how to be respectful of nature and other anglers, each text works with the others to compile a comprehensive look at the sport. A concluding activity encourages readers to create their own forms of fishing gear.