An Introduction To The Field Sports Of France; Being A Practical View Of Hunting, Shooting And…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byRoderic O'connor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. LA TRUITE: THE TBOUT. Now let the fisherman his toils prepare, And arm himself with every watery snare: His hooks, his lines, peruse with careful eye, Increase his tackle, and his rod re-tye. Gay's Rural Sports. In fishing the french rivers, anglers employ the minnow, the artificial fly, the natural fly, or the worm, according to circumstances; but trolling with a minnow or a small gudgeon is the favourite, and most successful mode of fishing these waters. When an angler has to deal with a deep, sluggish river, stealing on almost imperceptibly through a level country, passing over a loose soil, abounding with weeds, and much encumbered with branching willows, planted at short intervals along its crumbling banks, his flies are useless: the finest tackle would be too visible on its glassy surface, and the greatest manual dexterity of no avail. He must, in such localities, take the minnow, the worm, or the natural fly, or go without fish; he has no other alternative. When, on the contrary, he meets with rapid streams, gliding over gravelly and pebbly bottoms, and of moderate depth, the enthusiastic angler will, no doubt, prefer his flies, and dexterous cast, to all other modes of fishing; and by proceeding to well selected localities, he will, upon most of these rivers, find suitable streams, and no obstruction in the enjoyment of his favourite sport. We shall now see how the French anglers proceed in fishing these rivers, whether they employ the minnow, the fly, or the worm. Minnow fishing. The french mode of trolling with a minnow differs very essentially from what our anglers denominate "spinning a minnow." It requires little dexterity, and is perhaps better suited to these deep sluggish rivers where the minnow and worm are chiefly employed. T...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. LA TRUITE: THE TBOUT. Now let the fisherman his toils prepare, And arm himself with every watery snare: His hooks,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217168671

ISBN - 13:9780217168670

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