Fishing tackle

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byPerry D. Frazer

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV TOURNAMENT FLY-CASTING OW we are ready to commence casting. String up the five-ounce rod, but place the reel behind you on the platform at your left, and after unreeling all the line, coil it back, so that it will render freely through your left hand and the guides. Stand with your right foot forward, and make it a habit to move your feet only when necessary, and then'with due care for the line on the platform. It is an old joke with casters that a line will not shoot well when you are standing on it! Make a couple of casts, working the line out thirty or forty feet. In the next cast lift the line smartly the instant that it touches the water, giving it no time to "drown." The left hand assists at the same time by straightening the line on the water, so that it is moving toward you as you begin to retrieve. These are very important first steps, and should be practiced diligently. Keep in mind the fact that by pulling the line in with the left hand you put the full strength of the rod into lifting a tight line. Remember, too, that you cannot lift a long line if you wait until it sinks, or drowns. In picking up quickly and in stopping the rod when it reaches the vertical, you will be able to keep the line high up in the back cast, and this will give the line plenty of time to straighten and go forward without touching anything, The higher the back cast, the more time you can give it--and you will seldom wait too long. When the line pulls hard, start the forward cast, carrying it through steadily but without snap, stopping the rod just above the horizontal. At the same time let a little line run through the guides. Then pull in, lift with a vim, and wait patiently for the pull behind. On the next cast, if you feel the small line in your hand, let...

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV TOURNAMENT FLY-CASTING OW we are ready to commence casting. String up the five-ounce rod, but place the reel behin...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217833993

ISBN - 13:9780217833998

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