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By thh Author of

"THE SALMON FLY

Geo. M. Kflson.



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I'UKLISIIEIl HV THE Al'TIIOR,

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Contents.



CHAPTER

I. IiiK Ron TO Select . - - i

II. Till. Fi.v TO Use- - - - h

III. Methods of Castinc; - - - 49

I\'. Rivi:ksii)E Hints - . - 79

V. Wading - - - 109

VI. Knots - - - - - '26

VII. Modern Impkove.ments - - - 133

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'•Till': SALMON FLY." 162



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Index.



A Hint lu Gill.cs

Aiiylinj,r, wliy the unenlightened succeed

Bait Can, the best

Casting- a long line, advantages of

Casts, the Overhand ...

the Underhand

the Spey

the Switch
„ the Wind Cast
Cause and Effect, the Study of
Comparison between two nielhods in tin- 0\
Dogs, the mischief of . . .
Downward Curve in tlie top of a rod
Etiquette at the riverside
Experts (so called), pretentions of
Externa] objects, effect on Uie fish
Extra standard flies described ...



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Ferrules, tlie Lockfast ... ... ... ... 134

Faults in old Spey rods ... ... ... ... 60

Flies, checkinj^r and hastening their transit ... ... 84

choice of, the best policy ... ... ... 13

„ the best policy ... ... ... 14, 3/

„ „ „ effect of natural surroundnigs ... ... 27

" Jock '■ ceases to charm... ... ... . . 15

distinct types, when to use ... ... ... 21

the gut loop of ... ... ... ... i.|5

„ example of special patterns ... ... ... 95

toning down ... ... ... ... ... 33

selection and principles to pursue... ... 34. j". 38

striking example of change of fashion ... ... 18

natural, advantage of, imitation ... ... 35, 43, 44

working a slack ... ... ... ... 95

Redpath's ... ... ... ... ... 155

Fly bo-x, aluminium ... ... ... ... ... 144

Garments ... ... ... ... ... ... 152

Governor cast, where useful ... ... ... ... 28

Gut casts, the best ... ... ... ... ... 149

„ sizes for twisting ... ... ... ... 147

Harling, method of ... ... ... ... ... 2

Hooks, the improved ... ... ... ... ... 136

How to succeed in waler ovcr-thrashcd ... ... ... 87, 88

How to manage fish hooked in the back or body loi, lOJ, 104, 105

India-rubber boots, how to dry ... ... ... 113

Improvement on heron hackles ... ... ... 155



"Kelson" rods and lines
Knotting eyed iiooks
Knotting gut

Lea[)in;4 lisli, maiiagcincnt uf ...
Lines for dilTcrcnt sized rods ...

the best dressing
Logan-stones, definition of
Mending a cast

Miss R "s practice on the Dee

Moonshine, effect of ...
New Century, first day
Observation, advantages of
Origin of " Spey " Improved Rod

„ " The Butcher "
Picture of fine [)ool and how to proceed ...
Reasons for underhand casting
Result of Author's system of angling compared with those

of other anglers
Rods, cane ...

composite, why wrong ...

old style, and why given up

manipulation of, in bright weather and where

what sort docs the angler want ...

[jri/.es wcm with the " Kelson " ...
„ length of

selection of
,, steel ribbed



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