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Recreational Fishing

Fishing, also called angling, the sport of catching fish, freshwater or saltwater, typically with rod, line and hook.  Like huntng, fishing originated as a means of providing food for survival. Fishing as a sport, however, is of considerable antiquity.  An Egyptian angling scene from about 2000 BCE shows figures fishing with rod and line with nets....References to fishing are also found in ancient Greek, Assyrian, Roman, and Jewish writings.

Today, despite increased human populations creating a great number of demands on rivers and lakes, fishing for sport remains one of the most popular forms of outdoor recreation in the world.  The problems of the modern angler fundamentally remain the same as those of every angler who came before: where to find and fish and how to best tempt them into being taken.  The angler must understand wind and weather, the nature of the quarry, and the ways of the water. Continue reading from Brittanica

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Link to The Total Fishing Manual by Joe Cermele in the Catalog
link to illuminated by water by malachy tallack in the catalog
Link to Fishing and Tying Small Ties by Ed Engle in the Catalog
Link to The Optimist by david Coggins in the Catalog
Link to Gone Fishin: The 75 Best Waters in Connecticut by Mann Luftglass in the Catalog
Link to 1001 Fishing Tips by Lamar Underwood in Hoopla
Link to The Art of Fishing Fly by Tony Lolli in the Catalog
Link to Simple Fly Fishing by Yvon Chouinard in the Catalog
Link to Beginner's Guide to Fly Fishing by James A. Casada in the Catalog
Link to The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing by Torn Rosenbauer in the Catalog
Link to Backpack Fly Fishing by Daniel E. Steere in the Catalog
Link to the Pocket Guide to Fishing Knots in the Catalog
Link to Fishing:How the Sea Fed Civilization by Brian Fagan in the Catalog