Modern Improvements in Fishing Tackle and Fish Hooks ...

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Low, 1887 - Fishing - 194 pages
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Page 107 - ... of strength than where copperas or heat is required. The relative merits of the two can be judged from the fact that sometimes the neutral tint was visible through a foot more water than the other. For years events have been gradually forcing me towards the opinion that success in fly-fishing (particularly where the fish were educated to the angler's wiles), depended as much upon concealing the connection between the lino and the fly as upon any other one thing.
Page 30 - ... (C), and pull the said knot itself perfectly tight ; then draw the loop of gut, together with the knot (A), backwards towards the tail of the fly, until the knot presses tightly into, and against, the metal eye of the hook (B), where hold it firmly with the forefinger and thumb of the left hand, whilst with the right hand — and " humouring " the gut in the process— the central link is drawn tight, thus taking in the " slack
Page 2 - Mr. Pennell is not only well known as a senior angler, but as one of the straightest riders and straightest shots in England, and whatever he puts forward is well worthy of the consideration of sportsmen.
Page 30 - ... through the eye, B, towards the point of the hook ; then pass it round over the shank of the hook, and again, from the opposite side, downwards through the eye in a direction away from the...

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