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Excerpt from The American Salmon FishermanSalmon-fishing is to trout-fishing as is a father to his son. Though the stature and avoirdupois of the one may exceed that of the other, the relationship is notwithstanding none the less near. Apart fromMoreExcerpt from The American Salmon FishermanSalmon-fishing is to trout-fishing as is a father to his son. Though the stature and avoirdupois of the one may exceed that of the other, the relationship is notwithstanding none the less near. Apart from the immaterial difference of size, the appliances for salmon-fishing, the gaff excepted, are the appliances for trout-fishing. Alike as they are in material, alike in method of manufacture, and alike in that their adaptability to the end in view depends on the more or less perfect embodiment of the same principles of construction, it has been thought unnecessary to touch upon this branch of our subject in other than the briefest possible manner. As the lawyer refers in his bill of complaint to his documentary exhibits, and by that reference incorporates them in and makes them part of his plea, so I refer to my former volume, Fly-Rods and Fly-Tackle, and make it part of this. The origin and quality of the crude materials, the methods by which they are converted into the finished article, the principles which should govern that conversion, and the comparative degree of excellence which each material and method affords, are therein considered at length. To review would be but to repeat.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.