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Angling Sketches

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Author: Andrew Lang
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,731 / 97 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,745
mnybks.net#: 4214
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nature, Essays
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er may ask, do I fish? Well, it is stronger than myself, the love of fishing; perhaps it is an inherited instinct, without the inherited power. I may have had a fishing ancestor who bequeathed to me the passion without the art. My vocation is fixed, and I have fished to little purpose all my days. Not for salmon, an almost fabulous and yet a stupid fish, which must be moved with a rod like a weaver's beam. The trout is more delicate and dainty--not the sea-trout, which any man, woman, or child can capture, but the yellow trout in clear water.

A few rises are almost all I ask for: to catch more than half a dozen fish does not fall to my lot twice a year. Of course, in a Sutherland loch one man is as good as another, the expert no better than the duffer. The fish will take, or they won't. If they won't, nobody can catch them; if they will, nobody can miss them. It is as simple as trolling a minnow from a boat in Loch Leven, probably the lowest possible form of angling. My ambition is as great as my

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i want to knowmore about fresh,pond or rever fishing.Want to know about how to make bait for carp.


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