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The Fly-fisher's Entomology; Illustrated By Coloured Representations Of The Natural And Artificial Insect; And Accompanied By A Few Observations And Instructions Relative To Trout-and Grayling-fishing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ... 23 OF FLY-RODS AND HOOKS. Now as to Fly Rods In General let me premise, that in them particularly, the strength of every inch is put to the test more or less on each cast of the line, and therefore will they require the best workmanship and most careful selection. In choice of them, it will be necessary very minutely to examine the grain of the wood of which each piece is formed, observing that it should run, as nearly as possible, straight from end to end up each joint; if it crosses, or if you find any knots, or the slightest appearance of crack, or other blemish, it should be at once condemned. Moreover never be beguiled into trying a rod inside a confined shop; rather carry it into the open air, where you can freely prove its elasticity, and other qualities. In Liverpool and elsewhere, they make salmon rods of East India bamboo, of which I cannot approve, though they are certainly lighter and very strong; yet they are mostly too stiff, and can never be made to play and work so pleasantly or equably as those made of the materials I shall mention. The wood of which a rod is to be composed, should be first well seasoned for four or five years, at least, in the log; and should then be cut into slips for joints, which should remain at least two or three years more, before they are finally worked up into form. This will at once show you the importance of dealing at an old and well established shop, as no small dealer or manufacturer can sink his capital so long; and it should also convince you of the wisdom of not grudging a good price for so important an article. It will, perhaps, also soon be found advisable to resort to one of the patent modes of preparing wood against dry rot. Not that such a disease often troubles rods, because when...


How To Build A Fishing Ponds Business (special Edition)

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In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.


Fishing With A Worm

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This collection of literature attempts to compile many classics that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.



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