A Book on Angling: Being a Complete Treatise on the Art of Angling in Every Branch

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Longmans, Green & Company, 1867 - 429 Seiten
 

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Seite 120 - All the flues terminate in the vacant space under the roof, so that the warmed air that may, at times, go up the flues on...
Seite 219 - Chesterfield, that, if a thing be worth doing at all, it is worth doing well, and we also quite agree with our gallant Colonel, however unfashionable the opinion, that more than half the pleasure of the chase consists in watching the hunting of well-broken dogs, and that it is nearly doubled if they chance to be of one's own breaking : the better the dog, the better the sport...
Seite i - A BOOK on ANGLING ; a complete Treatise on the Art of Angling in every branch.
Seite 182 - Jackson does not give this fly till June, though all other authors introduce it in April. Nevertheless, he does give its transformation or imago in May. It comes on whenever there is a glint of sunshine on the cold and windy days towards the end of April, and the trout appear very averse to let any of them escape. The angler may be wondering at the dullness of the fish. All perhaps has been quiet, he has hardly taken a fish or seen rise for half an hour. Suddenly he hears a ' plop ; ' then another....
Seite 213 - Spider. — This is made with the small feather of the cock starling, dressed with brown silk. 2. The Red Spider is made with the small feather taken from the outside of the landrail's wing, dressed with yellow silk. 3. The Dun Spider is made from the small soft dun or ash-coloured feather taken from the outside of the dotterel's wing ; failing that, from the inside wing of the starling. The lashing of the hook forms the body. The winged flies are as follows : 1. A woodcock wing, with a single turn...
Seite 214 - A woodcock wing, with a single turn of red hackle or landrail, dressed with yellow silk freely exposed in the body. For coloured water it may be dressed with scarlet thread. 2. Hare lug body, with a corn bunting or chaffinch wing ; a woodcock wing may be put to the same body, but should be made from the small light-coloured feather from the inside of the wing. 3. Woodcock wing, with a single turn of a soft black hen hackle, or a small feather taken from the shoulders of the starling, dressed with...
Seite 136 - ... the lightest twitch is not only sufficient but far the best. As to giving any direct rules when to strike, they would be of little avail, as sometimes fish rise quickly and take quickly ; sometimes with more circumspection, and sometimes altogether falsely — practice alone will teach the angler what to do, and how and when to do it.
Seite 267 - Ha ! ha ! ho ! I hate a fisherman who slaughters kelts and ill-conditioned fish more than any other species of poacher going. What good does it do him ? He has had his sport. Let him be satisfied, and let the poor beast live to grow fat and healthy, and don't take a dirty advantage of starvation and illness. As a Yankee would say, there is something dreadful mean about it.
Seite 263 - Angling,' observes this gentleman, makes the remark that ' As the grayling is such a sporting fish, and so free to tise to all comers, it is a disgrace and a shame to treat him like a poacher, with worms and such abominations. Now, this may be all very well when you are dealing with the denizens of Hampshire or Derbyshire streams, where fly-fishing may be carried on almost into winter with reasonable expectation of success ; but anybody who pays a visit to any of our Yorkshire rivers after about...
Seite 272 - ... this by having eighteen feet of hickory and a hundred yards of line put into his hands, with a salmon freshly hooked at one end of the line. There is a story told of a pawkey old Scot, whose wife was very ill, but who, tempted by the fine ply in which the river was, had just slipped away and stepped down to ' tak a cast o

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