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of its Growth? - What is the Parr? — These Questions
considered. -Seasons of Trout. - The Process of Spawn-
ing described by Mr. Mudie. - Mr. Stoddart's new
Theory of the Spawning of Fishes commented on. -
Effects of Spawning on the Health of the Fish. - The
Lernea trutta. — Feeding Times and Haunts of Trout. —
Senses of Fishes: Smelling, Seeing, and Hearing. -
Foundation of Professor Rennie's Non-imitation Theory.

Our Remarks thereon.-Mr. Erasmus Wilson's Opinion

on Vision in Fishes. – An Experiment on the Hearing

of Fishes.-

Professor James Wilson's Opinion.-Voracity

of Trout. — Intellectuality of Fly-fishing Page 13 to 44

Selection of the Tackle concluded. - The Line. - The

“ Point." - The Reel. — The Collar, and the proper

THE

VADE-MECUM OF FLY-FISHING,

&c. &c.

CHAPTER I.

INTRODUCTORY.

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My good scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, ‘Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did ;' and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.”— Izaac WALTON.

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GLORIOUS old Izaac! What delightful thoughts

what poetical imaginings — the bare mention of thy name evokes! They come fresh and uncontaminated from the pure fountains of nature -- as if haloed with cowslip garlands, bespangled with the blue-bell and the water-lily — stealing along amid the murmur of the summer stream, the hum of insects, and the song of birds !

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