Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing: Conventional Tackle. Fly Fishing. Spinning. Ice Fishing. Lures. Flies. Natural Baits. Knots. Filleting. Cooking. Game Fish Species. Boating

Winner of the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Professional Outdoor Media Association.

The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for the fresh- and saltwater angler. From the author of the award-winning Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia, this volume will prove to be the most complete fishing instruction book ever published. This indispensable resource offers in-depth coverage of spin, bait, and fly-fishing techniques, tackle, and species profiles of salt- and freshwater game fish. The book also features a section on filleting and cooking, with more than fifty proven recipes. With nearly 600 color photographs and illustrations, Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing clearly explains and illustrates the most successful techniques for any type of fishing. This book is a must-have reference guide for both novice and experienced anglers, as well as any person planning to wet a line for the first time.

About The Author

Vin T. Sparano is the author of Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia. He has been an outdoor editor and writer for more than fifty years. He is editor emeritus of Outdoor Life and has written and edited more than fifteen books about the outdoors. In 2009, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fisherman’s Conservation Association, and in 2013 he was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

  • Publish Date: April 07, 2015
  • Format: Trade Paperback Original
  • Category: Sports & Recreation - Fishing
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 7-1/4 x 9
  • Pages: 368
  • US Price: $29.95
  • CDN Price: $29.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-2925-7


“This book is without a doubt, the ultimate do-it-yourself guide for the fresh and saltwater angler.” -The Recorder, Amsterdam, NY

“The Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing is just that—thorough and complete, and will be your go-to book for in-depth coverage of spin, bait, and fly fishing techniques, as well as tackle, and profiles of salt and freshwater game fish. I want to stress that this guide is not just for the inexperienced fisherman. There is such a wealth of information here that even experienced fishermen will find nuggets that they can use and apply while on the water. Fathers Day is just around the corner. Don't cast around aimlessly looking for the perfect gift—this is it!” -Outdoor Blogger Network

"The second book from author Vin T. Sparano will be an indispensible resource for all anglers, from conventional tackle to fly fishing . . . a must-have reference guide for novice and experienced anglers, as well as any person planning to wet a line for the first time." -MidCurrent

“Every great once in awhile, reference books are written and published that become the “go-to" source for a multitude of information. The Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing is one of those rare books. This book contains information on fly fishing and a range of other traditional methods and subjects. Additionally this book, which is divided into to 6 main sections, covers Fresh and Saltwater Game Fish, Cooking Techniques and Recipes, First Aid for Fishermen, and Boating. Forget how to tie a specific knot? It's in there. Need a refresher on navigation buoys? It's in there. Want to know how to tie a streamer, nymph, dry or wet fly, with a whip finish? Yep, it's in there. This book contains nearly 600 photographs and illustrations that assist with the detailed explanations and instruction.” -On the Fly Magazine

"[Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing] is a must-have reference for anglers of all types of experience levels." 

Author Bookshelf: Vin T. Sparano