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The English Angler in Florida; With Some Descriptive Notes of the Game Animals and Birds (Paperback) Loot Price: R211
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The English Angler in Florida; With Some Descriptive Notes of the Game Animals and Birds (Paperback): Rowland Ward
The English Angler in Florida; With Some Descriptive Notes of the Game Animals and Birds (Paperback): Rowland Ward

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The English Angler in Florida; With Some Descriptive Notes of the Game Animals and Birds (Paperback)

Rowland Ward

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: IlI SPORT WITH TARPON It must not be supposed that tarpon are caught every day; indeed you have sometimes to angle in vain for several days without a strike. They are, in fact, like all other fish in the world, capricious, and you have to exercise the virtue of patience, and be thankful when you get them in the humour. The tackle used for this big strong fish should be of the Tar n very best; hence my advice to the English angler Tackle, proceeding to Florida is to expend a portion of his time on landing in New York so as to put together his equipment thoroughly. The rod is generally a bamboo pole, as shown in the frontispiece illustration, with a short butt of about The Rod. 1- feet in length, and the entire length of the implement should not be more than 7 feet. After the moreor less limber salmon and trout rods of the old country, this rod handles very strangely at first, but you will soon fall into the right manner of using it; it proves very powerful, and it is surprising how far you can cast with it. A tarpon rod can be bought in New York for 2 or less, and those at the figure I name, as I can vouch from experience, are really good. As there is always a chance of killing a 200 Ib. tarpon, or something heavier still; as, moreover, there are accidents by flood and field to be always guarded against by the prudent sportsman, I should advise taking three rods and sets of tackle, although I only took two. Mr. E. Vom Hofe, of New York, is, as already stated, himself a very successful tarpon fisher; he has therefore taken great pains to perfect all details of tackle for tarpon fishing after consultations with brother anglers, and, from his and their experience, is therefore both practical and reliable. The best class of butt, includ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Rowland Ward
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-07760-6
Barcode: 9780217077606
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 0-217-07760-9

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