THE COMPLEAT McCLANE: A Treasury of A.J. McClane's Classic Angling Adventures by A.J. McClane

THE COMPLEAT McCLANE: A Treasury of A.J. McClane's Classic Angling Adventures

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A compendium of fishing advice, lore, recipes, and reflections from the author of McClane's Standard Fishing Encyclopedia and longtime fishing editor of Field & Stream. Is there life after The Compleat Angler? McClane demonstrates conclusively that there is. Technology continues apace in the world of fishing, and McClane spends the first quarter of his volume giving advice to fishermen on the ins and outs of rods, leader design, and ultralight spinning. But no matter what the equipment, McClane advises: ""The important thing in putting together an outfit is not to look for a line that will sail across the Missouri or a rod that will toss a lead sinker over the post office, but a modest set of tools designed to baffle a trout lying in plain sight."" In ""From Panfish to Piranhas,"" the author covers techniques and tactics for catching trout, bass, salmon, and even bonefish--and demonstrates not only a way with a rod but a way with a frying pan in ""The Gustatory Angler."" There we are served up not only tasty recipes, but shimmering descriptions of what lies in store for our tastebuds, as well as practical advice (on bouillabaisse: "". . .invite a lot of people. . .as. . .no flower wilts more quickly than yesterday's bouillabaisse""). A book that every outdoors person will relish.

Pub Date: Oct. 3rd, 1988
Publisher: Dutton