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 by Vin T. Sparano is one of those rare books.  Although OTFM Magazine focuses primarily on fly fishing, 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.  The Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing has earned a well-deserved space on the OTFM office bookshelf.

Universe Publishing, an imprint of Rizzoli New York 
ISBN: 978-0-7893-2925-7 
PRICE: $29.95 US & CAN / £20.00
Trade Paperback / 368 pages / 600 color photographs / 7 5/16̎  x 9̎

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