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    Default The Practical Angler, free to read.

    Just been reading The Practical Angler
    Published around 1857, it is out of copyright and an original copy has been scanned to PDF and made available for free by Google here,

    https://ia601407.us.archive.org/4/it...00stewgoog.pdf

    If you like reading old angling books, I can highly recommend this.
    Tackle and techniques of the day are thoroughly explained.

    Upstream dry fly instead instead of "old fashioned" downstream, tied rod joints being superior to brass ferrules and of course, having a 'man' to carry your landing net and basket "will greatly increase your enjoyment of the day".
    Only when the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned, will we realise, we cannot eat money.

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    Default Re: The Practical Angler, free to read.

    Excellent,thank you for sharing.

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    Default Re: The Practical Angler, free to read.

    I have the old hard back, nice read.
    S.
    Men and fish are alike, they both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

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    Default Re: The Practical Angler, free to read.

    Thanks for sharing that - it'll definitely get a read

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    Default Re: The Practical Angler, free to read.

    Thanks, just downloaded it

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    Default Re: The Practical Angler, free to read.

    Added to my E and PDF book collection.
    Well spotted.
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    Default Re: The Practical Angler, free to read.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    I have the old hard back, nice read.
    S.
    Did you get it new at Christmas Steven?
    "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers"
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