This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1766 Excerpt: ...or eight Feet, and arm to it a Hook of the largest Size, having the Shank leaded neatly, that the Weight may guide it at Pleasure, and you may strike the Pike with the bare Hook when they go a Frogging into Ditches, and you fee them soaring on the Superficies of the Water. Or you may whip sour Hooks to such a Line, the Points a Quarter of a Circle distant from each other, and all whipt together. POUCH. A Term peculiar to Jack and Pike, when they swallow their Prey. POUCH. A Bag, wherein the Angler carries some Parts of his Apparatus. QUOIL. A Term used in Trowling, and signifies to gather up the Line with the Thumb and the two next Fingers, in small Rings of an equal Size. RAISE a Fish, is to bring him to the Top after you have hooked him. R E D-E YE. The Red-eye, by some called Bream Dace,. is very much like a Bream, but thicker. His Back is very round, and high, in the manner of a Hog. The Fins are all red; and the whole Body has a reddish Cast, especially the Iris of the Eye, from whence it derives its Name. The Scales are larger than those of a Roach; when ic is scaled, the Skin looks greenish. The Palate is like that of a Carp. This Fish disfers from a Roach in its Shape, which resembles a Bream, as was mentioned before; besides, it has redder Eyes, and is of a more beautiful Colour than a Chub. When full grown, they measure ten Inches. They Spawn in May, among the Roots of Trees, and are angled for in the fame manner as a Rud, Roach, or Dace. Angle for him with two Gentles, or a well fcowered Worm.. RED-WORMS are found in fat rotten Earth, or Dunghills, chiefly of Cows or Hogs Dung; but the best in Tanners Bark. RISE. A Fish is faid to rise, when he endeavours to take a Fiy on the Surface of the Wa Tt is a less Fish than a Bream, and about one third a...
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