A History of Fly Fishing for Trout (Classic Reprint)

A History of Fly Fishing for Trout (Classic Reprint)

by John Waller Hills
     
 

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The sport is so royal that there is neither gentle nor villein, if it knew of it and loved it well, who would not be more honoured for that reason by all who understand it.

Good Sir, if all knew it, would it be less honoured than it is now?

Nay, rather it would be more honoured, fair gentle friend, know it

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Excerpt from A History of Fly Fishing for Trout

The sport is so royal that there is neither gentle nor villein, if it knew of it and loved it well, who would not be more honoured for that reason by all who understand it.

Good Sir, if all knew it, would it be less honoured than it is now?

Nay, rather it would be more honoured, fair gentle friend, know it well.

La Chace dou Serf.

About 1250.

Translation by Sir Henry Dryden.

The history of fly fishing begins at the close of the fifteenth century. It is true that there is one isolated record long before this; for the curious can carry its story back to the second century of our era and read in a Roman author an account of fly fishing for a fish, apparently the trout, in a river in Macedonia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330043905
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/12/2015
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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