American Rifleman Volume 40-41

American Rifleman Volume 40-41

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...that with thc artificial fly, I cannot disguise from myself the fact that many denizens of the sea are endowed with more strength and with greater capacity for gamy resistance to the rod than are those which are taken in the fresh water streams and lakes. There is something about the salt water, something in a sojourn in it of a greater or less protracted period of time, which endows the fish with a degree of strength and vivacity immeasurably greater than they possess while residing in fresh water; this I have proved on numberless occasions. For example, the striped bass, which in the ocean is gamy in the highest degree and possesscs fighting qualities of superlative order, is while making its home in fresh water almost as thorough going a slouch as is the German carp; hook him under the best conditions possible, in good water and with every advantage apparently on his side, and the resistance he offers to the rod is sluggish, heavy, and altogether unsatisfactory to the true sportsman. A three-pound trout which has long been in the fresh water, while being a somewhat gamy fighter, cannot compare in this respect with a fish of similar size which accepts the lure of the angler in the salt water of the estuaries of the rivers, -_or which has recently ascended the stream from" the sea; this is a fact which every angler who is familiar with the northern trout which visits the salt water has noticed on many occasions. I was once fishing a celebrated pool on the Margaree river, Cape Breton, about three miles south of North East Margaree. It was a beauti'ful pool, indeed, broad, deep, and filled with whirling eddies which were caused by the union of two large streams with the main river at that point; it was one of the best pools on more

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  • Paperback | 766 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,343g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766709
  • 9781236766700