Trout Fly-Tackle and Equipment
General Summary of Trout Fly-Tackle and Equipment.
A good outfit for average trout fly-fishing: Rod: 10 ft., six-strip, split-bamboo; weight, 6 ounces.
Reel: Single-action click; rubber and German silver; 100 yds.
Line: Waterproofed, enameled silk, size E; 25 yds.
Leaders: 1 doz., 6 ft.; "medium trout"; better make them yourself.
Flies: 4 doz., on No. 8 and 10 hooks; a half dozen of each kind, four of them on the No. 8 hooks; Coachman, cow dung, March brown, queen of the waters, Cahill, Montreal, grizzly king, Beaver kill.
Fly-book: To hold four dozen flies.
Leader box: Nickel.
Creel: 9 lb., willow; new style sling.
Landing net: Metal frame take-down with elastic cord.
The above will form a pretty fair basic outfit. You will add various articles and, also, various items will constantly be subtracted from this list by wear and accident.
Wear: Canvas, khaki or duxbak hunting coat. Trousers of same material. Woolen underclothes and socks. Light-weight hip-boots or waders. Felt hat.
Carry — if you feel like it — one or two of the following: Waterproof match safe; pocket axe; .22 pistol or rifle; line releaser; scales and tape; repair kit; camera. Do not load up with a lot of superfluous duffle of only semi-occasional or questionable utility. You will have trouble enough without packing a sporting goods store through the brush.
Don't forget your pipe and tobacco — and plenty of matches,
Remember, also, when you have the chance to catch more trout than you ought to, not to do it. And —" may the East wind never blow."
Note.— The foregoing chapters are in many ways applicable to the subjects treated in the following. The reader who is not immediately interested in trout flyfishing should, nevertheless, read the above, especially with regard to rod construction and selection. To avoid needless repetition subsequent chapters will be less detailed in many respects.
Camp, Samuel Granger. Fishing Kits and Equipment,. New York: Outing Pub., 1910. Print.
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