Books: How to Catch a Fish

THE STANDARD BOOK OF FISHING (532 pp.)—Edited by Bruce R. Tuttle—Greystone ($5.95).

A feller isn't thinkin' mean—out fishin': His thoughts are mostly good and clean—out fishin'.

He does not knock his fellowmen, or

harbor any grudges then.

A feller's at his finest when—out fishin'.

—Anonymous

Every year the life of the U.S. fish gets more hazardous, and—presumably—U.S. thoughts grow cleaner. In 1949, an estimated 25 million citizens tempted him with hook-studded live frogs, gaily feathered flies, and plump, harmless-looking nightcrawlers. The number of U.S. anglers, says Editor Bruce R. Tuttle in his introduction to The...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!