The Spider-Web: A Bizarre Fly-Fishing Rod Used Beyond the Trenches of World War I

Pvt. John Henry Hirst was determined to land a trout on the fly. It was nearing the summer of 1915, and the Germans had just launched a surprise offensive along the Western Front. While other British soldiers braced for impact from a German artillery barrage, Hirst was beyond the trenches in no man’s land, hunkered down, casting into a front-line

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Fishing for bream in the summer with a float rod

Arriving at the reservoir, you immediately need to decide on the fishing point where the fishing rod will be constantly thrown. To do this, it is advisable to pre-measure the depth in the selected area before fishing, noting the smallest indentations and the nature of the bottom, this can be done using a portable wireless echo sounder with a sensor,

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Catching rotan with a fishing rod and spinning

The overwhelming majority of fishing enthusiasts treat rotan with some disdain and even contempt, consider it a trash fish, get angry when it insolently swallows a bait that is not intended at all for it. Purposefully catching rotan is interesting only to a few anglers who have appreciated the excellent taste of this bottom dweller, and to beginners who need

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Fishing for crucian carp with a float rod – the right choice of equipment

Fishing for crucian carp with a float rod has always been considered the most effective among anglers, especially in June, July and August. It is easy to use, does not require long and careful preparation, like a donkey with a feeder. You can throw a float just a couple of minutes after arriving at the pond, and its lightness and

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