Spring-tide; Or, The Angler And His Friends

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJohn Yonge Akerman

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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.1850 Excerpt: ... FIPTH DAY. The River-side. Senex and Julian seated at their luncheon beneath a hawthorn bush. Simon counts the Jish they have taken. Senex. Well, Simon, how many? Simon. There 's five brace o' yourn, zur, and dree brace and a haalf o' good uns o' Measter Julian's. S. Pretty good work, considering the brightness of the day. Julian. You promised to discuss the relative advantage of fishing up or down stream. S. I have heard anglers contend for either, but it appears to me to depend upon circumstances. I think it of little use to fish up stream, unless the trout are taking the fly greedily. In that case the advantage is obvious, as shown by Mr. Penn, a practical angler, whose book you should possess yourself of. But if the fish are sluggish and not rising, you will find your throwing up stream fruitless. J. If they are not rising I fancy it will be but dull sport. S. Not so; I have sometimes taken fine fish when even the smallest trout would not rise. For instance, when the May-fly is ascending the stalks of the flags, and not yet rising in the air, the artificial May-fly under water, is a deadly lure. I have found this repeatedly, and taken some of the largest fish in the stream, who have seized the fly under water, when they would not regard it on the surface. J. I have observed that to-day my fish took the fly after it had sunk beneath the surface. It appears to me that there is almost as much art in managing your fly when in the water as in casting it upon the surface. S. Assuredly; I have known some anglers who never made a good cast, yet succeed, because they are careful after the fly has sunk; being mindful not to drag the lure roughly through the water when preparing for a fresh throw. It is well known, too, that a trout in a swift running stream will ...

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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.1850 Excerpt: ... FIPTH DAY. The River-side. Senex and Julian seated at their luncheon beneath a hawthorn bush. Simon counts the Jish they have ta...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217321755

ISBN - 13:9780217321754

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