Chalkstream and Moorland: Thoughts on Trout-fishing

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1911 - 251 pages
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Page 29 - Complete Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation : being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds. Fish and Fishing, written by IZAAK WALTON ; and Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a clear Stream, by CHARLES COTTON.
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Page 12 - Well, Jack, what's the matter with you'?' Sailor. 'Lost my right arm, your honour.' Nelson paused, looked down at his own empty sleeve, then at the sailor, and said playfully, 'Well, Jack, then you and I are spoiled for fishermen — cheer up, my brave fellow.
Page 33 - Let a dry fly be substituted for the wet one, the line switched a few times through the air to throw off its superabundant moisture, a judicious cast made just above the rising fish, and the fly allowed to float towards and over them, and the chances are ten to one that it will be seized as readily as a living insect. This dry fly, we must remark, should be an imitation of the natural fly on which the fish are feeding...
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Page 14 - I trust you will confess the time bestowed upon angling has not been thrown away. The most important principle perhaps in life is to have a pursuit — a useful one if possible, and at all events an innocent one.
Page 94 - When you have got hold of a good fish, which is not very tractable, if you are married, gentle reader, think of your wife, who, like the fish, is united to you by very tender ties, which can only end with her death, or her going into weeds. If you are single, the loss of the fish, when you thought the prize your own, may remind you of some more serious disappointment.

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