The Boy's Walton, a Discourse on Fishing

The Boy's Walton, a Discourse on Fishing

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...Aunt Fanny, who proposed to drive down and lunch with them. As they were walking across the fields to the river, they came across a little stream in which a quantity of minnows were swimming about. "There are your old friends, you see, Harry," said Uncle Mark; "but I suppose you despise these little people, since you have captured those aquatic monsters in the pond, eh? Well, Harry, I daresay you prefer larger game, but we mustn't desoise the minnows yet, for they are excellent bait for some fish in the river--for the trout, for instance; which, however, I may tell you, will take a dead minnow, properly handled, I believe, as well as a live one. "Walton gives a description of an artificial minnow, which, he says, will catch a trout as well as an artificial fly: --' Let me tell you, what many old anglers know right well, that at some times, and in some waters, a minnow is not to be got, ' he says with some truth; and though' old anglers know right well' also now-a-days that a good artificial minnow may nevertheless be got in certain shops, still you may like to hear Walton's account of his artificial minnows, in case you should one day find yourselves without means of either catching a live one or buying an artificial substitute. Here it is, then: --"'The mould or body of the minnow was cloth, and wrought upon or over it thus with a needle: the back of it with very sad French green silk, and paler green silk towards the belly, shallowed as perfectly as you can imagine, just as you see a minnow; the belly was wrought with a needle, and it was a part of it white silk, and another part of it with silver thread; the tail and fins were of a quill, which was shaven thin; the eyes were of two little black beads, and the head was so...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544579
  • 9781236544575