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What book would you recommend to a complete novice?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

montanajoe wrote:
I agree with drsixty7. There is no substitute for actually doing, seeing and learning from others.
The youth of today learn more from YouTube than we ever learnt from books because it makes it visual and can show you other than in diagram form.
There are loads of vids that you can watch on your phone while fishing.

Hywel Morgan's videos are really good for me.

Chris, bring your pupil along to Elinor Social (along with yourself) and he'll learn a bit about a fishing and a pick up a few bad habits along the way.
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Ha ha.

As explained earlier watching vids is out of the question as the home he is in has banned internet access but thank you for your thoughts.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rod and Line by Arthur Ransome has been lent to the lad. The book is a bit fuddled daddy in places but houses some real gems. One of the main features for him is a chapter is written every two pages or thereabouts.
The Sotheby's guide by Jardine is the second book to be lent (I like that suggestion). If he survives the books then comes the casting practice!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to go look up the Pocket Guide To Matching the Hatch.....Bye
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Im back, looks like you can down load it for free as a PDF or 6.49 on Amazon. Consider it bought. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's not a game book, but I'd recommend a book titled 'Cod' by Mark Kurlansky if you want to know the resources we are abusing.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

of all the books which would you recommend for a 12 year old boy

I am hoping for something a little less in depth
more pictures and easy to follow step by step
from fitting the reel to the rod to which fly and how to tie it on

most books are aimed at the slightly older age group

but i am trying to entice my son and he is a bit of a book worm

I have tried some of the fly fishing magazines but far to specific for him long articals drawn out to fill the pages
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you could try "101 Golden Rules of Fishing."

Rule 1 states "Take up fishing"
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll add a couple of books from the 80s which remain relevant today.

The first from 1984, 'An Introduction to Reservoir Trout Fishing', Alan Pearson and the second from 1986, 'My Way with Trout' by Arthur Cove.

Cove's book in particular is a very practical guide, grounded in Cove's proven methodology.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great beginners books 'fly fishing for trout' and 'Stillwater trout fishing' by Tony Whieldon. Lovely line drawings showing reels with basic line knots through to tactics and flies. Both available for next to nothing on Amazon and eBay. Part of a fishing skills series.
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