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David, aka, "McScruff"'s Blog – October 2013 Archive (3)

Angling With Children

On fishing with children  

“…supply them with a light bamboo rod, and attach at a joint one third from the top end a very fine silk or linen line. Wind it a few times round the rod, and cast two half hitches over the top end.

Then affix a float according to the depth of the water, so that the bait will sink within six inches of the bottom. About a foot above the hook fasten to the line from one to three split shot.

Let the hook be the minnow size, and make the bait a…

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Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on October 12, 2013 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

The Shiner - As Table Fare?

"THE SHINER



This tiny white fish, with scales of metallic luster, is from two to four inches long, and the best bait-fish in the fresh waters of America. It is found in most of the brooks, rivers, and lakes of the temperate zone.

A greedy biter, it requires only a bit of angle-worm covering the point of a minnow-hook and it may be taken as fast as it can be drawn out with a supple willow wand. While fishing in rivers for black bass, I have moored one end of my…

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Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on October 12, 2013 at 5:45pm — 9 Comments

Damsel Nymph - The Wannabe Damsel!

All this damsel nymph tying of late - THANKS, Jedi Dick - led me to experiment.

Combining the usual materials with whatever was on hand, I came up with a raggedy looking damsel nymph simulation. Considering how shabby it turned out, I'm officially calling it the Wannabe Damsel.

Materials

Hook - #12 Nymph Hook

Thread - Olive, 210 Denier flat waxed nylon

Tail - Olive marabou

Body - Woven chenille,…

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Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on October 12, 2013 at 5:00pm — 11 Comments

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