Hints on Angling: With Suggestions for Angling Excursions in France and Belgium, to which are Appended Some Brief Notices of the English, Scottish, and Irish Waters

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W.W.Robinson, 1846 - Fishes - 339 pages
 

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Page 277 - Island of bliss ! amid the subject seas, That thunder round thy rocky coasts, set up, At once the wonder, terror, and delight, Of distant nations; whose remotest shores Can soon be shaken by thy naval arm ; Not to be shook thyself, but all assaults Baffling, as thy hoar cliffs the loud sea -wave.
Page 295 - And here awhile the Muse, High hovering o'er the broad cerulean scene, Sees Caledonia, in romantic view: Her airy mountains, from the waving main, Invested with a keen diffusive sky, Breathing the soul acute: her forests huge, Incult, robust, and tall, by Nature's hand Planted of old...
Page 78 - If the_ tinsel, or gold, or silver twist be required for the body of the fly, it must be tied on after the hackle, but carried round the body before the hackle makes the legs. If the tinsel be required only at the tail of the fly, it must be tied on immediately after the gut and hook are put together, the hackle next, then the body, &c.
Page 75 - ... every article separate and distinct ; all the hooks, gut, or hair, wings, hackles, dubbing, silk, and wax, ready assorted, and prepared for instant use. The hooks require to be sized for your different flies ; the gut requires the most careful examination and adjustment ; the hackles have to be stripped, and the dubbing to be well mixed; the silk assorted, and to be of the finest texture; and the wings to be tied the length of the hook they are to be fastened to, in order that the fibres of the...
Page 101 - ... back that part of your line which was slack when you did put your hook into the Minnow the second time; I say, pull that part of your line back so that it shall fasten the head so that the body of the Minnow shall be almost straight on your hook ; this done, try how it will turn by drawing it...
Page 75 - This previous trouble not only saves time, but insures a degree of neatness that is otherwise almost unattainable. " The tying of the wings is thus performed : a piece of well waxed silk is laid in a noose on the fore-finger of the left hand, the wings or feathers are put on the under part of the noose, and at the distance of the length of the wing required ; the thumb is then applied closely to the feather, and with one end of the noose in the mouth and the other in the right hand, the noose is...
Page 95 - Yellow flos silk, ribbed with brown silk; the extreme head and tail, coppery peacock's herl. Legs. A red, or ginger hackle. Wings. The mottled wing of a mallard, stained olive. Tail or whisk. Three hairs from a rabbit's whiskers. Hook. No. 6.
Page 304 - Hath been won downward by them. Types, sweet maid, of thee, Whose look, whose blush inviting, Never did Love yet see From heaven, without alighting. Lakes where the pearl lies hid And caves where the diamond's sleeping, Bright as the gems that lid Of thine lets fall in weeping.
Page 76 - ... continue to finish your body, by carrying over the end of the hackle, and when you have made the body of sufficient length, fasten off, by bringing the silk twice or thrice loosely round the hook, passing the end.
Page 76 - ... that side which touches the hook. Take the dubbing between the forefinger and the thumb of the right hand, twist it very thinly about your silk, and carry it round the hook as far as you intend the hackle or legs to extend, and hold it firm between the forefinger and thumb of the left hand, or fasten it at once.

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