Salmon, Trout, and Grayling: How, When, and when to Catch Them

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Goodall and Suddick, 1889 - Fishing - 82 pages

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Page 66 - There are many persons who hold that half a dozen flies are enough to kill salmon on any river in the kingdom, and who will despise the notion of such an extended list of flies. To such irreverend scoffers and heretical unbelievers I have nothing to say. Let them indulge in their repertoire of a bit of old Turkey carpet and a live barn-door rooster.
Page 67 - Dressed any size to suit the water. 1 have placed this fly the first on the list because, although a Tweed pattern, it is a general favourite everywhere. Mr. Francis says that if dressed large, dyed swan's feathers may be substituted for parrot's. body, two turns of light orange floss, then two of dark orange, of claret and black pig's wool respectively, the latter to be picked out at the breast.
Page 52 - ... of his belly. But come along ; we must waste no time, for the days are short at this season of the year. Past the willows we come to a shelving bed of sand and gravel. Cautiously now, my friend, for this is the best swim of all. Over that bar of gravel the stream runs into a deep pool...
Page 67 - ... points, and over the butts of them at the joints two turns of black ostrich. Tail — One gold pheasant topping and one Indian crow feather. Legs — Black hackle over the black joint and speckled guinea-hen at the shoulder. Wings — A white tip turkey, slip in the middle fibres of bustard, teal, brown mallard, yellow, red, and green parrot, one topping over all ; blue macaw feelers. A kingfisher on cither cheek; black ostrich head.
Page 48 - Angling,' observes this gentleman, makes the remark that 'As the grayling is such a sporting fish, and so free to tise to all comers, it is a disgrace and a shame to treat him like a poacher, with worms and such abominations. Now, this may be all very well when you are dealing with the denizens of Hampshire or Derbyshire streams, where fly-fishing may be carried on almost into winter with reasonable expectation...
Page 70 - Tag, gold twist and dark orange floss ; tail, topping and wood duck : butt, black ostrich harl ; body, claret, blue, and orange pig's wool, three turns of broad silver twist...

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