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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fishing: The Extra Edge

Hartt Wixom (Author)

Veteran author and angler Hartt Wixom makes the complex simple with Fishing: The Extra Edge, his fourth book on the art and science of angling. Featuring proven strategies and secrets, advice for hooking and landing, helps for young anglers, and tips on bait fishing, spin fishing, and fly-fishing, this must-have book will help you develop the heart of an angler as it simultaneously helps you think like a fish.

"My hope in sharing half a century of angling experience herein is to help the beginner avoid mistakes and to provide the expert with an ‘extra edge’ as well. The beauty of it is that there is so much to learn, especially in fly-fishing, which I have treated more fully. Veteran guides I’ve talked with admit that they are still learning. So are we all. Or we should be."

About the Author
Hartt Wixom has been writing about angling for more than four decades. During that time, he has had more than a hundred articles published on fishing in such magazines as Outdoor Life, Field and Stream (five years a field editor), Sports Afield, Western Outdoors, American Angler, Southwestern Fly Fishing, and Salmon-Trout-Steelheader.

On one fishing trip, he went from his home in Provo, Utah, to the Kenai tip of Alaska and back, fishing on his way as he went. He has traveled to the Northwest Territories of Canada five times to catch trophy fish, including the largest fly-caught grayling in the 1967 Field and Stream contest and a world-record (catch and release, six-pound line class) northern pike on a fly he tied himself.

He has been an outdoor writer and editor for several western newspapers, including three Utah dailies: Deseret Morning News, Daily Herald, and St. George Spectrum.

Hartt has received top outdoor writing awards for his tell-it-like-it-is journalism, including recognition from the North American Association for Conservation Information. Always concerned about the next generation of anglers, he and three other fishermen organized the first chapter of Trout Unlimited in Utah. In 1965, he served as the organization’s first president in Utah. One of his prime goals is to simplify angling and protect the resource for all to enjoy for years to come.

Hartt and his wife, Judene, live in Ivins, Utah, and Cokeville, Wyoming. They have seven children and nineteen grandchildren.

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