Still-fishing with live minnows and other natural baits is the most universally practiced method of fishing. Most of the people who " go fishing never learn to cast either fly or bait — which is not saying that some experienced anglers do not employ still-fishing methods. But, as purely a matter of sport, the action and interest and, moreover, the skill required for fly- or bait-casting, are such that the two, still-fishing and casting, are hardly comparable.
Still fishing is usually done from a boat and, for the reason that it is well to get the bait as far as possible from the boat, a rather long rod is best. For boat fishing a rod with the reel-seat above the hand is most practical. The steel rods are excellent for the purpose or any solid wood rod will do. A 60- or 80yard double-multiplying reel is right, with 25-yards of G line. No. 4 and 6 Sproat hooks, on strong snells, should be used. Use very small ringed sinkers.
Camp, Samuel Granger. Fishing Kits and Equipment,. New York: Outing Pub., 1910. Print.
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