The Way Of The Woods; A Manual For Sportsmen In Northeastern United States And Canada With 80…

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byEdward Breck

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This historic 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. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII FISHING The game fish of the northern woods include the Salmonidce, the basses, and the Esocidce. In the salmon family the trout easily holds first place, if only for the reason that its pursuit occupies the majority of wilderness anglers, the magnificent sport of salmon fishing being confined to a fortunate few, on account of the expense entailed. The bronzearmoured bass, though a harder fighter for its inches than the trout, is found more in settled districts and is less a denizen of forest waters. Among the Esocidce are the mascalonge, the pike, and the pickerel, all of them, like the bass, not so much wilderness fish as the trout. Of the trouts of the north woods the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) is the commonest and most important. Next comes the great lake trout or togue (Cristivomer namaycush), which is not generally taken with the fly. Other less common fish are the oquassa or blue-back trout of Maine, the Sunapee Lake trout (Salvelinus alpinus aureolus), and several species of the far north. More important than these last are soon likely to be the European brown trout (Salmo fario) and the rainbow trout (Salmo irideus) from the Pacific slope, both being large and gamey fish capable of thriving in waters warmer than those required by the more beautiful and livelier brook trout, so that, as the pulp-mills increase and the lumbermen gradually but surely denude the earth of forests, we shall in time have to be satisfied with these importations. Let us be duly thankful, even while we weep at the fate of our fontinalis, that the substitutes are so good. FISHING TACKLE The degree of completeness of a fisherman's equipment depends upon his love of the art and the time he is able to bestow on it. One who spends a fortnight at a mountai...

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This historic 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. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII FISHING The game fish of the northern woods include the Salmonidce, the basses, and the Esocidce. In the salmon ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217286194

ISBN - 13:9780217286190

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