The Book of the Roach

The Book of the Roach

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... a fish in any other way: they see the bait moving and are excited to take it."--Rev. J. Martin. This suggestion to watch the actions of others is peculiarly applicable to the Nottingham style of angling. In fishing with the Nottingham tackle, the line, float, and bait should be nearly as free as the current, and run almost at its pace. The Nottingham line is therefore absolutely necessary for this purpose, as its extremely light weight between the top joint and the float only very slightly retards the progress of the latter--a circumstance which is considered by many good anglers rather favourable than otherwise, as, if anything, the bait should precede the float; for, if it follow it, it becomes very awkward for the fish to seize it without coming in contact with the line; and then, of course, if it is a fish of discernment, which generally means size, he will at once leave it. The line should be kep4 as much out of the water as possible, as wet increases its weight and liability to cling to the rod. Feeding.--Mr. Marriott is of opinion that fish, while horizontally poised in the water, have the excelsior gifts of looking only forwards and upwards, for he tells us that "the fish of the carp tribe--of which we are writing--when feeding upon anything floating in the water, or that they expect will come to them with the stream, swim very near the bottom; almost in a horizontal position, and invariably seize a bait before it touches the bottom; but when looking for their food in the mud or gravel they incline at a very considerable angle--say of 4o--and in that way grovel and rout amongst the mud and stones, with their eyes looking downwards. The natural inference to deduce from these facts is that we ought to fish on, or above the...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596757
  • 9781236596758