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The Handliner's Handbook

A Simple, Traditional Fishing Method
for the Over-teched, Time-starved Angler

Contents

Foreword…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5
Disclaimer……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8
Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………9

Section I: Gear Selection

1. The Cuban Yo-yo and Other Handline Reels
2. Hooks, Lines & Weights
3. Baits & Lures
4. Rigs
5. Protecting Your Hands

Section II: How to Do This Stuff

6. Homemade Handline Reels
7. Casting a Cuban yo-yo
8. How to Deploy Lines for Trolling and Drifting
9. How to Set the Hook
10. Playing the Fish
11. Hauling & Stowing Lines
12. Trolling & Drifting
13. Raising & Curing Bait
14. How to Tie Furled Leader for Trolling & Drifting
15. How to Make Shock Leaders for Casting

Section III: Special Considerations

16. Running Multiple Lines
17. Float Fishing
18. When to Hang Up the Handline
19. From the Bank
20. Case Studies

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