Some piscatorial problems idly considered

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byHenry George Lamond

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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. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. Concern1ng The R1se. In ordinary wet-fly fishing in loch or stream the sequence of events leading up to the basketing of one of the sporting fishes may be taken, I think, to include the casting of the fly; its alighting on the water; the rise of the fish; the strike; the hooking; the playing; the netting or gaffing and the final knock on the fish's head. Which of these various items, in itself and apart from the problems it presents, is of the most pregnant interest is perhaps a debatable point, but of them all "the rise" has long made special appeal to me. The pleasurable mixture of surprise and delight with which I see a fish "come at" my fly becomes in no degree diminished with the years. The feelings referred to have nothing whatever to do with one's having (by good luck or good guidance) selected the "richt flee," or delivered it with skill, though an additional sense of satisfaction is no doubt attributable to both these facts. Apart altogether from the angler's personal abilities, it seems to me there is ever-abiding matter for wonderment in this, that the wary trout, sea-trout or salmon should be deluded into "rising" by machinery which the angler himself perceives so plainly to consist of rod, line, and cast, and a steel hook garnished with tinsel and feathers. This interest in the rise, whether one sees the fish actually take the fly or not, often leads one to wish at times that one could more clearly see the whole manoeuvre. Perhaps if we could see it one of the greatest charms of fishing--its mystery--would be gone. But curiosity on the subject is no doubt pardonable, and I have often sought to satisfy it by endeavouring to catch the earliest glimpse of the approach of a taking fish. In a river, if the current be even-flowing, it ...

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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. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. Concern1ng The R1se. In ordinary wet-fly fishing in loch or stream the sequence of events leading up to the baske...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217995950

ISBN - 13:9780217995955

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