1983 The Lore of Sportfishing Book, Large HC DJ, Vintage Fishing Illustrations
True vintage 1980s The Lore of Sportfishing hardcover book, printed in Finland by Otava in 1983. It is packed with over 2,500 illustrations, more than 200 of which are beautiful full color! It is an oversized book measuring 11.75" by 10.75" and weighing almost 6 lbs. Everything is in excellent condition with no major flaws of which to speak! A short description from the dust jacket: "The Lore of Sportfishing is one of the most lavish - and practical! - books ever produced on different aspects of fresh and saltwater game fishing. In crisp down-to-earth text and meticulous drawings, it explores the origins of angling, the best methods of fishing with fly-rod,, bait-casting rod, spinning reel, saltwater tackle in stream, pond, lake, river, and sea."