Salmonia; Or, Days Of Fly-fishing In A Series Of Conversations With Some Account Of The Habits Of…

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byHumphry Davy

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... Hal.--I agree with Poietes. The higher and more intense the feeling, under which death takes place, the happier it may be esteemed; and I think even Physicus will be of our opinion, when I recollect the conclusion of a conversation in Scotland. The immortal being never can quit life with so much pleasure as with the feeling of immortality secure, and the vision of celestial glory filling the mind, affected by no other passion than the pure and intense love of God. FISHING FOR nUCHO. SCENE--THE FALL OP THE TRAUN, UPPER AUSTRIA. Time--J idy. 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. Hal.--You are right, they never have seen any thing like il 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.-...

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... Hal.--I agree with Poietes. The higher and more intense the feeling, under which death takes place, the happier it may be este...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217043720

ISBN - 13:9780217043724

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