THE MODERN PRACTICAL ANGLER - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO FLY FISHING, BOTTOM FISHING, TROLLING By H. Cholmondeley - Pennell A READ COUNTRY BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT Originally published in 1870, this extremely scarce early angling work is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. READ COUNTRY BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and illustrations, as part of their HISTORY OF FISHING series. The author was a well known and respected figure in angling circles. He was, for a time, Inspector of Fisheries, and was responsible for several other fishing books and many contributions to the sporting press of that era. This fascinating book consists of over three hundred pages containing twenty four Detailed chapters and is illustrated by some fifty engravings of fish and vintage fishing tackle. Part One deals with Tackle: Hooks. Spinning Tackle. Lines and Reels. Rods and Rod Making. Knots and Nets. Part Two covers Fly Fishing. Artificial Flies. Brown Trout Flies. Worm Fishing. Minnow Spinning for Trout. White Trout Fishing. Grayling Fishing. Salmon Fishing. Part Three deals with Trolling or Pike Fishing. Spinning. Trolling Dead Bait. Live Bait Fishing. Part Four covers Bottom or Float Fishing. General Observations. Baits. Perch. Barbel and Bream. Roach and Rudd. Dace and Chub. Carp and Tench. On Small Fish, Principally Used as Baits. Etc. This is a wonderful read for any fishing enthusiast or historian of the sport, with much of the information and advise remaining useful and practical today. Many of the earliest fishing books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.