The Art of Trout Fishing on Rapid Streams

The Art of Trout Fishing on Rapid Streams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... the opposite ends of the rod will surely cause fracture of the rod at this point of meeting or concurring vibrations. It is true, that by pulling violently at either end of a rod with a sudden jerk, it will snap in its weakest point, as any common stick will snap when bent" between the hands, but it is not thus that rods are commonly broken; it is not by the immediate direct force applied, but by waves of vibrations transmitted along the rod increasing and multiplying in their power during their progress, that the unfortunate disaster occurs; if the former were the common cause, we need not have so long considered the subject; it would have been obvious, and its remedy easy; but as it is by no means easy to remedy the effect, and the misfortune is a common one, it may well be inferred that the cause is not so well understood, nor haa been so well considered as its importance demands. Importance, I repeat; for with such a rod on a small stream, where it is absolutely necessary to strike instantly and sharply, one may plainly see that our success will be doubtful, since we cannot correctly estimate, and so school our arms with the precise amount of force to be applied, as to avoid fracture of our tackle, or rupture of the fish's mouth, and be sure of bagging our fish. On large streams, 'tis true, in striking, it is of less importance; but in playing our fish we shall discover such a weak-backed rod a very serious inconvenience---it wabbles about and permits the fish in his struggles to command our hand and control the rod, as much as we should steady the latter and direct the former. I cannot enter into all the detail of considerations respecting this subject, which is one of great moment, as far as the convenience of the fisherman is concerned. I...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236670388
  • 9781236670380