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Author Name:    FRANCIS, Francis MAXWELL, Herbert, Sir, (ed.)

Title:   Book on Angling : Being a Complete Treatise on the Art of Angling in Every Branch

Publisher:    Herbert Jenkins Limited, London, 1920, 

Seller ID:   98420

FRANCIS, Francis. A Book on Angling : Being a Complete Treatise on the Art of Angling in Every Branch. Edited with an introduction by Sir Herbert Maxwell, Bt. London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, MCMXX. Pp. (4),v-xx,[1]-364, colour frontispiece of six different flies, + 23 leaves of plates. Illustrated.8vo, green cloth with navy blue lettering and bands to front and spine. Or iginally published in 1867. "In all these years I have never detected any fallacy in Francis's precepts for such branches of the fisher craft as I have practised, neither have I handled any book whcih gives such succinct and trustworthy instruction in every form of freshwater angling." - from Maxwell's introduction. Contents: 1. Bottom Fishing: The Origin of Angling, Pond-Fishing, Punt-Fishing, The Norfolk Style, Bank-Fishing, The Gudgeon, The Pope, The Bleak, The Roach, Tue Rudd, The Dace, The Chub, The Barbel; 2. Bottom-Fishing, continued: Nottingham Angling, Casting from the Reel, Daceing, Light Corking, The Slider, etc.; 3. Bottom-Fishing, continued: The Bream, The Carp, The Tench, The Eel, The Perch, Paternostering, etc.; 4. Mid-Water Fishing: The Pike, Spinning, Trolling with the Deda Gorge, Live Baiting, etc.; 5. Artificial Fly-Fishing: Varieties of Trout, Instructions as to Rods and Tackle, How to use them, Weather, How to Choose Flies, Dress, Night-Fishing; 6. Artificial Flies: Contrast of Systems, Copying Nature and Copying Nothing, List of Flies for each Month; 7. On Lake-Fishing, etc.: Lake-Fishing, Daping, The Creeper, The Beetle, The Worm; 8. Spinning for Trout: Spinning for Large Trout, Spining for Trout in Small Streams, The Par-Tail, The Grayling; 9. The Salmon: The Rod, The Reel and Line, How to use them, Casting, Striking, Playing a Salmon, Sea Trout Fishing; 10. Salmon Flies: List of Salmon Flies, General Flies, List of Flies for Scotch Rivers; 11. Salmon Flies, continued: List of Flies for Irish Rivers; 12. Salmon Flies, continued: List of Flies for Wales and England, List of Sea Trout Flies; 13. Tackle Making and Fly Dressing: On making Tackle, Knotting, etc, How to Dress the Trout Fly, The Method of Dressing the Salmon Fly; 14. Conclusion: On Hooks, The Bait Table, Recipes and Notabilia. Light nicking and fraying to spine ends, else very good. 40.00


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