Salmonia; In a series of conversations; with some account of the habits of fishes belonging to the genus Salmo: Or, Days of Fly Fishing by Sir Humphry Davy

Salmonia; In a series of conversations; with some account of the habits of fishes belonging to the…

bySir Humphry Davy, Sir Humphry Davy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... NINTH DAY. HALIEUS -POIETES -ORNITHER- PHYSICUS. FISHING FOR HUCHO. Scene -- The Fall of the Traun, Upper Austria. Time -- July. Poiet. --This is a glorious scene ! And the fall of this great and clear river, with its accompaniments of wood, rock, and snow-clad mountain, would alone furnish matter for discussion and conversation for many days. This place is quite the paradise of a poetical angler; the only danger is that of satiety with regard to sport; for these great grayling and trout are so little used to the artificial fly, that they take almost any thing moving on the top of the water. You see I have put on a salmon fly, and still they rise at it, though they never can have seen any thing like it before -- and it is, in fact, not like any thing in nature. s Hal.--You are right, they never have seen any thing like it before; but, in its motion, it is like a large fly, and this is the season for large flies. The stone fly and the May fly, you see, occasionally drop upon the water, and the colour of your large fly is not unlike that of the stone fly; but if, instead of being here in the beginning of July, you had visited this spot, as I once did, in the beginning of June, you would have found more difficulty in catching grayling here, though not so much as in our English rivers -- in the Test, the Derwent, or the Dove. Poiet. -- How could this be ? Hal. -- At this season the large flies had not yet appeared; the small blue dun was on the water, and I was obliged to use a fly the same as that which suits our spring and late autumnal fishing. The fish refused all large flies, but took greedily small ones; and, as usually happens when small flies are used, more fish escaped after being hooked than were taken; and these I found, the next...

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Title:Salmonia; In a series of conversations; with some account of the habits of fishes belonging to the…Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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