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'.


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...

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