I had not then been long a dry-fly practitioner, and was terribly ashamed for H. to watch me fishing.
The dry-fly streams, though they have increased of late years, are still and ever must be in a decided minority.
There is a good deal of prejudice against the "chuck-and-chance-it" style among the advocates of the dry-fly method of fishing.
The English split-cane rod for dry-fly work weighs about an ounce to the foot, rather more or rather less.
But how little of this dry-fly work is tried upon our numerous lochs?
But none of the old anglers, to my knowledge, was a dry-fly fisher, and Izaak was no fly-fisher at all.
Quite lately, however, there has been a movement in favour of light rods for dry-fly fishing as well as wet-fly fishing.
Every dry-fly angler, moreover, knows full well how soon constant casting and drying the fly tires and cramps the wrist and arm.
It has already been said that the dry-fly is quite out of place in many trout streams.
That a tapered line is most efficient and satisfactory for dry-fly casting is generally conceded.