It is not the purpose of the book to reiterate first lessons in rudimentary techniques but to apply those lessons to the art of fishing. First- study the fish! Its habits- its location. The importance of fishing gear and tackle. The relation of the fisherman's lure to the natural food of the fish, whether dry fly or wet fly, whether stream or lake fishing, with concession even to the value of worms, and spinning for trout. He then goes on to the fine art of dry fly fishing; of playing a hooked trout; and so on. He gives a few hints on correcting faults of casting. He discusses the biological aspects of the trout and salmon and then to the techniques employed in salmon fishing, -- low water, and the best flies (he has narrowed the choice down to the Logie and Blue Charm), a very small ook, and a telescopic gaff; wet-fly fishing for salmon and the fine points, illustrated by personal anecdote. Dry-fly and still water fishing for trout provide still other problems of technique. Bait fishing is given its due attention. A final section deals with the European sea trout, the Canadian land-locked salmon, and the species ""anglers"". Data dear to the hearts of anglers will be found in the appendices. Numerous plates in color and line.