Scotch Loch-Fishing

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Author: William Senior (Black Palmer)
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,174 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.1
LoC Category: SH
Downloads: 474
Added to site: 2008.07.17
mnybks.net#: 21534
Genre: Nature
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book are endless, but for the most part are modifications or combinations of the flies we have named; and the angler will soon discover for himself that flies and old half-used casts, and often casts made up in the humour of the moment, and never used at all, accumulate upon him so rapidly that he is glad to find some enthusiastic boatman to bestow them upon. It is needless to add, that a gift of this kind is usually very much appreciated by the recipient. Tinsel is a very useful adjunct to a fly, and should always be employed in those used in loch-fishing. If variety is wanted in colouring, the least tip of Berlin or pig's wool of the desired shade will be found very effective. Get your flies dressed on Limerick-bend hooks, as the iron, should it chance not to be the best tempered in the world, is not so liable to snap as the round bend. The wings of the fly should be dressed so as to be distinctly apart both in the water and out of it, thus--

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