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    David Foster
Excerpt from book: "click" action is put on at will by a movable spring, something after the style of the old spring stop reels. In the varying methods of angling now followed, a tool that can be regulated to any degree of action required is far preferable to a set contrivance, admitting of no alteration at will. These winches are now made with steel centers. CHAPTER VI. PIKE FISHING. Spinning,F The Rod And Line: Artificial Baits, How To Use Them: Fishing Story: Live Bait Fishing: Fly And "frog" Fishing. The greedy, ferocious, and excessively gluttonous nature of this, " the fell tyrant of the liquid plain," has been pointed out by angling authors both ancient and modern. We shall, therefore, confine ourselves to the most approved methods now in use for its capture. These may be enumerated thus, viz.: Spinning, Live Bait, and Dead Gorge Fishing or Trolling, and Fly Fishing. There is scarcely any limit to the expedients adopted for killing pike: frogs, mice, worms, etc., in fact, bait of everyconceivable description meets with due appreciation when these fish are on the run: toads, it would appear, are the only creatures they reject, but a dab of yellow paint will make even these presentable. The spinning art, when skillfully practised is, beyond all dispute, the most successful system for extracting these fish: we say practised skillfully, not because skill is actually requisite to success, but merely to point out the difference between the ancient and rude hand trolling, and really scientific spinning, with rightly adapted tools and tackle. " Winch " and " reel " are synonymous terma with English anglers. The former seems to be applied to metal reels only, and the latter to wooden ones, or more particularly to the one used by Nottingham fishermen, which, however, is occasional...  
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  • David Foster
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