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Dry-fly fishing in theory and practice (1902) (14768171941)


Dry-fly fishing in theory and practice (1902) (14768171941)



Identifier: dryflyfishingint00half (find matches)
Title: Dry-fly fishing in theory and practice
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Halford, Frederic M. (Frederic Michael), 1844-1914
Subjects: Fly fishing
Publisher: London : Vinton & Co.
Contributing Library: University of New Hampshire Library
Digitizing Sponsor: University of New Hampshire Library

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. Atypical fish to cast for is a trout feedingunder the left-hand * bank of the river (lookingup-stream), thereby giving the angler a right-handed throw, with the rod over the water.The stream should be slow and steady, thewind blowing only sufficiently to make a rippleon the surface, and in direction towards thatbank. There should be a fair amount of flyhatching, but not too much. The fish shouldbe lying near the top of the water taking everynatural fly coming over it. The sun shouldbe in the fishermans face, and not too bright.The fisherman, of course, on the same bankas the fish, should be able to get within a - Properly speaking, the left-hand bank is that onthe left hand when looking down-stream. Dry-flyfishermen, probably from their preference for castingand working up-stream, have always designated thebanks from the opposite point of view, viz., looking up-stream. To prevent possible confusion, it is well tonote that the latter nomenclature has been adoptedthroughout this book.
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<o o h iLl XUJ I WHERE TO CAST 103 reasonable distance, so as to cast for it witha comparatively short line, say from ten tofifteen yards. On the plan appended to thischapter (Plate XIV.) such places are indi-cated by the letters a, a, a. A fish feeding upon the opposite bank isusually able to see you before you are at anangle of 45° with it, or fairly within castingdistance. In a wide stream, where the currentis slow and moderately even, with the strongestpart of it running close to the opposite bank(Plate XIV. b), this may be considered afavourable spot if the angler will keep lowand fish the under-handed cast, as the naturalfly drifts there, and the artificial fishes welland without drag. Even if the wind is deaddown-stream, so long as it is light, such aplace is not to be despised when found. Un-fortunately, however, it is not often found inpractice. At every turn of the river there are generallya number of points, close to the bank, to whichevery floating object, animate or i





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