Fishing; With Contributions From Other Authors. Pike And Other Coarse Fish by Henry Cholmondeley-pennellFishing; With Contributions From Other Authors. Pike And Other Coarse Fish by Henry Cholmondeley-pennell

Fishing; With Contributions From Other Authors. Pike And Other Coarse Fish

byHenry Cholmondeley-pennell

Paperback | January 4, 2012

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Excerpt: ... PIKE FISHING. SPINNING. Adjusting, swift, a tendon to the line, They throw, then drag it glistening through the brine. GlANNETAZZIO. The most popular as well as the most 'sporting' form of pike fishing is spinning. Taking the average of waters and weathers throughout the year it is probably also the most killing. It may, no doubt, happen that in particular waters, or states of water, the live-bait will kill more fish or possibly bigger fish, or that the growth of weeds may be such as to make the pond or river literally and physically impenetrable to anything but a gorgehook. These conditions are, of course, a law unto themselves, and, however great the preference that may be given to spinning, no spinner in possession of his senses needs to be warned against casting his bait deliberately into a well-matted bed of water-lilies. Such contingencies are, however, the exception rather than the rule, and, as I before observed, taking the average of waters and weathers throughout the year, it may be safely assumed that the spinning-bait will bring to basket three fish for every two taken by any other of the ordinary systems with rod and line. I have pointed out in the 'Modern Practical Angler' the causes which probably combine to produce this result: 'The piquant effect of an apparently wounded fish upon a pike's appetite; the concealment of the hooks by the bait's rotary motion; and last, not least, the great extent of water which may be fished in a given time.' Add to this the almost universal applicability of spinning to all countries and climates and it must be admitted that it fully justifies the high position in piscatorial precedence awarded it by most modern authorities. That the pike mistakes the spinning-bait for a maimed or disabled fish there can, I think, be little doubt. No o...
Title:Fishing; With Contributions From Other Authors. Pike And Other Coarse FishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217211666

ISBN - 13:9780217211666

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