Sportsman's Guide to Game Fish a Field Book to Fresh and Saltwater Species by Byron Dalrymple 1968 An Outdoor Life Book

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When you open "Sportsman's Guide to Game Fish," you're not just reading but embarking on a fishing expedition. The sun glints off the water, the reel sings, and the anticipation builds. Published in 1968 as part of the Outdoor Life series, this hardcover volume is your comprehensive guide to fresh and saltwater game fish. 

Key Features:

The hardcover binding feels like the handle of a well-crafted fishing rod—sturdy and reliable. It's a tactile promise of countless real and imagined fishing adventures.

]As you peruse the pages, you can almost feel the tug on the line, hear the splash of a fish breaking the surface, and smell the salty sea air or the earthiness of a freshwater lake. The book covers various species, fishing techniques, and habitats, all captured in vivid detail.

Byron Dalrymple was more than an author; he was an angler and an adventurer. In a time of social change and space exploration, he focused on the timeless allure of the great outdoors.

This book is a compilation of angling wisdom from fishermen, biologists, and outdoor enthusiasts. It's a collective legacy, a treasure trove of fishing knowledge.

Whether you're a seasoned angler, a novice fisherman, or a collector of vintage outdoor literature, this book is a catch. It's the perfect companion for a fishing trip or a cozy evening by the fireside.

The layout, the typeface, and even the texture of the pages transport you back to 1968. Each element is a sensory journey, a tactile connection to a bygone era.


  • Title: Sportsman's Guide to Game Fish
  • Publication Date: 1968
  • Publisher: An Outdoor Life Book
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 480
  • Dimensions: 7x5x1
  • Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number:68-31228
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Minor wear on the dust jacket, scribble on the first page, all shown in the photos.

A Final Word:

This book is more than a guide; it's an invitation to the great outdoors, to the thrill of the catch, and the legacy of fishing. It's not just a part of history; it becomes a part of your angling adventures the moment you open it.


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