Adventures in Angling: A Book of Salt Water Fishing

Stewart Kidd Company, 1922 - 229 páginas
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Adventures in Angling: A Book of Salt Water Fishing by Van Campen Heilner, first published in 1922, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation.

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Página 210 - This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main, — The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the siren sings, And coral reefs lie bare, Where the cold sea-maids rise to sun their streaming hair.
Página 21 - Fill'd with the face of heaven, which from afar Comes down upon the waters ; all its hues, From the rich sunset to the rising star, Their magical variety diffuse. And now they change ; a paler shadow strews Its mantle o'er the mountains ; parting day Dies like the dolphin, whom each pang imbues With a new colour as it gasps away, The last still loveliest, till — 't is gone — and all is gray.
Página 191 - From the Virgins my mid-sea course was ta'en Over a thousand islands lost in an idle main, Where the sea-egg flames on the coral and the long-backed breakers croon Their endless ocean legends to the lazy, locked lagoon.
Página 59 - ... northwest coast, is doubtless its home, and it goes up the streams but to deposit its eggs and die. Salmonfishing par excellence, with the fly, as well as the habits of the fish, is fully described in another volume of this series, hence I shall merely refer to the sport as it is found in salt water. The salmon live somewhere offshore all winter, — exactly where, is not known ; but it is the belief of anglers that they do not stray to any great distance from the shore, probably haunting some...
Página 199 - It was discovered that young eels were often found in the stomachs of small sunfishes, and from what we now know of the natural history of eels, it seems clear that at one stage of its life the sunfish lives in deep water.
Página 199 - It is not possible to explain the 'adaptations' which this fish is supposed to have undergone, and the steps in its evolution. Several of its earlier stages, however, are known, and they show how the tail region comes to be changed. Furthermore, a clue as to the 'cause' of its modifications was obtained by chance when the puzzle of the reproduction of eels was studied.
Página 1 - ACKNOWLEDGMENT For permission to republish much of the material contained in this volume, the author is indebted to the following publications: Field and Stream, Motor Boat, National Geographic Magazine, Outer's Recreation, Wide World.
Página 199 - Its curious shape, therefore, may in some way be connected with its living under conditions of great pressure where most fishes develop huge heads and spindling trunks. Small specimens are fairly common in the warmer seas. Large specimens, however, rarely come to the hands of the naturalist.

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