- Author C. Boyd Pfeiffer
- Publisher Crown Publishers
- Year 1974
- First Edition
- Inscribed and Signed by the Author
- Excellent Condition
- Hardcover with Dust Wrapper
- b/w Illustrations
- Language English
- Pages 338
- Size cm 26 x 19
Tackle Craft di C. Boyd Pfeiffer is a solidly illustrated and clear handbook on how to make and reapir all kinds of fishing tackle in your home. It can save you a small fortune! But beyond that, making your ownluresm rods, and other gear is a rewarding and practical hobby for the off-season.
This book shows all of the tools needed, contains full charts and specifications, and gives detailed instructions. Step by step the reader is shown how to make fly rods, spinning rods, boat and big game rods, and bait casting rods. There are complete chapters on making such popular lures as spinners, buck-tails, tin squids, soft plastic lures, spoons, wood and plastic plugs, and many others. Wire leaders, bottom spreaders, trolling rigs, snubbers, and other terminal tackle are all thoroughly covered.
All aspects of painting lures and other gear are treated and there is complete information on miscellaneous tackle such as nets, plug retrievers, gaffs, rod holders, sand spikes, rod racks and cases, tackle boxes, wading staffs, floats, chum pots, buoys, bait boxes, and much more. The final chapter covers the care and repair of tackle, including the repair of broken glass and bamboo rods. There are appendix on suppliers; sizing charts for ferrules and guides, tip tops, spinners, spoons, and hooks; and a helpful glossary and index.
Tackle Craft di C. Boyd Pfeiffer is for the beginner as well as the accomplished handyman. The author makes it perfectly clear that all that's really required is a desire to save money on your fishing tackle, some basic tools, and a love of fishing itself.