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S a means of furthering the intention of this work, the author BY THE FLY-FISHER, manufactured under his immediate superintendence by experienced PRACTICAL ANGLERS.
The author is naturally anxious for the extension of those principles of the art which he advocates, because he believes them to be true; and, in justice to himself, he desires that they may be fully and fairly tested by those who are inclined to adopt them. This can be done only by following implicitly the various instructions contained in the volume, including, of course, those relating to the MANUFACTURE of the different implements required. It is easy to believe that in this department the most minute description must necessarily be inferior, as an exemplification of principles, to the BONA FIDE articles themselves; for it will be admitted that the difference between articles which are really good and useful and those which are worse than useless, is very difficult to be discovered, on mere inspection, by the most experienced angler, and is obviously quite impossible to be discovered by the tyro.
The author has therefore come to the determination of devoting his constant personal attention to the manufacture of the various piscatorial implements, of which the prices will be found moderate and the quality and adaptation unexceptionable.
From the list of articles may be enumerated Rods, Lines, Reels, Collars, and Artificial Flies, to which the greatest care and attention are bestowed. Also, Gut, Hooks, Panniers, Landing Nets, &c. Flies of other kinds than those recommended in this work are also made by the author, on order, from written directions or from patterns.
Orders to any amount sent, carefully packed, on receipt of Post Office Orders, payable to Mr. PHILIP PULMAN, Axminster, or to Mr. GEORGE P. R. PULMAN, Crewkerne, to either of
om orders for goods may be addressed.
FLY-FISHING FOR TROUT:
A COMPLETE PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THAT BRANCH OF
THE ART OF ANGLING ;
PLAIN AND COPIOUS INSTRUCTIONS
THE MANUFACTURE OF ARTIFICIAL FLIES.
ILLUSTRATED BY NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS.
BY G. P. R. PULMAN,
“ The most important principle, perhaps, in life, is to have a pursuit,
SIR H. DAVY.
THIRD EDITION, RE-WRITTEN AND GREATLY ENLARGED.
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.
To whom can I more appropriately dedicate this little literary effort than to my parents ?
My mother's earliest lessons inculcated a love of Nature along with a love of Virtue and of my fellow-men.
My father first introduced me to the green fields of my native valley, and on the lovely banks of the stream which meanders' there so musically, initiated me into the mysteries of “ the gentle art;" and thus, in actual contact with Nature's beauties, assisted to develop the germs of admiration of those beauties which my mother's lessons had implanted.