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MR BARKERS DIRECTIONS FOR FLY­FISHING.
A brother of the angle must always be sped, With three black Palmers, and also two red, And all made with Hackles, in a cloudy day, Or in windy weather, angle you may.
But morning and evening, if the day be bright, And the chief point is to keep out of sight. In the month of May, none but the May-fly, For every month one, is a pitiful lie.
The black hawthorn-fly must be very small, And the sandy hog's-hair is sure, best of all; For the mallard wing May-fly and Peacock's train, Will look like the Flesh-fly to kill trout amain.
The Oak.fly is good, if it have a brown wing; So is the Grasshopper that in July doth sing: With a green body make him on a middle-sized
hook, But when you have caught Fish, then play the
good Cook.
Once more, my good brother, I'll speak in thy ear; Hogs, red Cows, and Bear's wool, to float kest
appear; And so doth your Fur, if rightly it fall ; But always remember, make two, and make all. i<)50.
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