Orvis Guide to Tackle Care and Repair

Solid Advice For In-Field Or At-Home Maintenance


Book Description

The only thing missing from most fishing vests and tackle boxes is a book telling anglers how to care for all that stuff. No more: The Orvis Guide to Tackle Care and Repair finally explains how to prevent problems, evaluate old equipment, repair broken reels and lures, and more, including invaluable chapters on maintaining and repairing:

-Rods, including care of the shaft and the ferrules, guides, reel seat, and grip
-Reels, including cleaning and lubrication, the proper tightening of screws, repairs of rusty spindles, and easy field fixes for common problems
-Lines, including cleaning and storage
-Waders, including drying techniques, washing advice, seam repair, and finding and patching leaks
-Wading boots, including dealing with synthetic fabrics and replacing felt soles
-Rain jackets, flies, fly boxes and more.

From preseason prep to postseason wrap-up, The Orvis Guide to Tackle Care and Repair will keep any angler's outfit in top shape.

About Leeson, Ted

Ted Leeson is the author of the widely acclaimed The Habit of Rivers, as well as Jerusalem Creek, both available through The Lyons Press. His essays and articles have appeared in Fly Fisherman, Field & Stream, The Utne Reader, Gray's Sporting Journal, Men's Journal, and regularly in Fly Rod & Reel. He teaches English at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.