Field & Stream Online Editors

Fish have some magic essence that resonates deeply in the hearts of fishermen. No one has captured that essence better than John Cole in his extraordinary book, Striper (269 pp.; 1978. Illustrated. Published by The Lyons Press. Softcover, $18.95). This is not a how-to-fish book; it’s a why-to-fish book. Simple, powerful, and one of the best angling books ever written-even if you never lay eyes on a striped bass.