This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IL FRESH-WATER TROUT. 'HE Salmo fario, or common trout, is indigenous to almost every river, burn, and loch in ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IL FRESH-WATER TROUT. 'HE Salmo fario, or common trout, is indigenous to almost every river, burn, and loch in Scotland. When in good condition no tenant of the stream surpasses it in beauty of appearance. The head is small and well shaped, the hack finely curved, and the sides are thickly studded with stari like spots of a variety of colours, from bright red to dark brown. It is singular that it is a most unusual occurrence to find two trouts spotted exactly alike, there being generally some difference, however slight. Why it is so is beyond elucidation --probably for the same reason that no two human beings are the same in form and face. The trout of one stream can sometimes be distinguished from those of another; but this is more by the complexion and shape, than by any arrangement of the spots; and these are well known to be entirely the result of feeding, and of the distinctive characteristics of each stream. Trout taken from a dark mossy water are dark and ill-coloured, while those taken from a clear stream are of a corresponding colour. Trout caught under a bank, in the shade of a bush, or in a part of the river where the bottom is dark, are of a darker colour than those caught in the lighter and more open parts; their complexion thus changing according to the colour of the water they inhabit, the colour of the ground over which they move, and the degree of light. It is not our province to enter into the natural history of the trout, as what anglers wish to know is how to capture them, and we shall therefore consider trout in a purely angling point of view. With regard to the much-vexed question of whether trout hear or not, naturalists say that they have ears, but we think that these organs are rather intended by nature...Read Less
Good. No Dustjacket. 1919. 212 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth cover with gilt lettering. Clean pages with no markings or annotations. B&W and colour illustrations. Tanned end papers. Moderate wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners.
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