Dry-fly Fishing in Theory and Practice

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S. Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1889 - Aquaculture - 289 pages

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Page 276 - it is safer to err on the side of too much rather than too little
Page 85 - said to be dragging, the meaning is, that it is travelling down the stream in some degree differently to the natural insect. This can occur in one of three different respects ; firstly, by the artificial fly travelling more rapidly than the natural; secondly, by its travelling more slowly than the natural; and thirdly,
Page 40 - the judicious and perfect application of dry, wet, and mid-water fly-fishing stamps the finished fly-fisher with the hall-mark of efficiency.
Page 241 - Some are so small as to be scarcely visible to the naked eye,
Page 147 - between the hours of eleven in the forenoon and three in the afternoon,
Page 20 - the effect of rigidly fastening the two materials together. The one with the quicker action must of necessity tend to hurry the slower material, and the one with the slower action must equally of necessity tend to retard the action of the quicker material. What must be the effect ? A tendency to disintegrate their union,
Page 19 - are too whippy for our insular ideas, and seem generally to lack backbone. They are also rather light in the point, the effect of which is to render it difficult if not impossible to recover a long line with them. The fashion of the present day is to use a rod that is slightly
Page 44 - fly. They carried the information all over the country, until at length the spread of dry-fly fishing has become something dreadful to contemplate, because in the rivers where it is practised the fish never get a rest, but day after day, week after week, and month after month, are continually and continuously tempted to their destruction,
Page 43 - that one of the old school succeeds in getting a moderate bag. The same tale can be told of all parts of the country, where the local anglers, taught from childhood to fish with sunk fly, laugh at the possibility of a bag being made with

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