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PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

intend the colouring of each particular impression.

He therefore presumes to hope that he has succeeded in giving a useful collection of the leading flies for every month in the season, and that any one, who may be led by it to a choice of Alies from the stock of the manufacturer, or to the construction of his own, will not have cause to repent having consulted the catalogue, chiefly composing the fourth Chapter.

But since in his endeavours to improve the art of fly-making, careful observations were made relative to some of the habits of the Trout and Grayling, and of many insects upon which these fish prey; it is hoped that a few of these observations, intermixed with a little useful information, and some remarks on other points more or less connected with the principal subject, will not be thought inappropriate. These form the subjects of the three precėding Chapters.

Chiswick, June, 1836.

CONTENTS.

OF THE TROUT. His Weight, Colour, Condition, Haunts,

&c. Description of a Fishing-hut or Observatory.
The Trout's sense of Hearing. Sight. Taste and

Smell. Manner of Feeding, &c.
Of the GRAYLING. Size. Colour. Season. Localities.

Habits. Food, &c. - - - - - -

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The Rod. Line. Reel. End Line. Hooks. Dubbing-
bag. Feather-book. How to make a Winged Fly
and a Palmer. Dyes for Feathers. Fly Books. Creel.
Landing Net. Tackle-makers, &c. - - - 22

Preparation of the Rod and Line Art of Throwing.

Choice of Weather. State of the Water Choice of
a Fly. Appearance of Life to be given to the Fly.

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AN ILLUSTRATED LIST OF INSECTS, AND THEIR IMITATIONS,

USED IN FLY FISHING.

Introduction. Flies to be used in March. Flies for

April. For May. For June. For July. For August.
For September. Palmers for the Season, &c. • •

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LIST OF PLATES.

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Trout, Grayling and Parr

Frontispiece. I. Haunts of the Trout, &c. .

• Page 4 II. Optical Diagrams - . III. Fly-making Processes - - - - 32 IV. Red Fly. — Blue Dun. — Red Spinner - - 60 V. Water Cricket. — Great Dark Drone. – Cow Dung

Fly - - - - - - 64 VI. Peacock Fly.- March Brown.- Great Red Spinner VII. Golden Dun Midge. — Sand Fly. — Stone Fly - 76 VIII. Gravel Bed. — Grannom. — Yellow Dun. .. IX. Iron Blue Dun. Jenny Spinner – Hawthorn Fly

X. Little Yellow May Dun. — Black Gnat. - Oak Fly XI. Turkey Brown. — Little Dark Spinner. — Yellow

Sally - - - - - - 92 XII. Sky Blue. — Fern Fly. — Alder Fly XIII. Green Drake. — Grey Drake. — Orange Dun - 100 XIV. Marlow Buzz. - Dark Mackerel - XV. Pale Evening Dun. — July Dun. — Gold-Eyed

... Gauze-Wing - - - - - 108 XVI. Wren Tail. — Red Ant. — Silver Horns - - 112 XVII. August Dun. - Orange Fly. — Cinnamon Fly - 116 XVIII. Blue Bottle. — Whirling Blue Dun: – Little Pale

Blue Dun. – Willow Fly - - - 120 XIX. Red Palmer. — Brown Palmer. - Black and Red Palmer

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