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  • I found in my book a casting-line of double gut: it was only two yards long, but I thought I had better trust to it than the single gut which the fish had been breaking for me the last two days.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • Do not have them dressed on too fine gut, as they are apt to get twisted round the casting-line (usually called "riding the line"), and put you to the trouble of straightening them out every few minutes.

    Scotch Loch-Fishing

  • For this class of fishing, the flies should be dressed with loops, and the bob should be fixed to the casting-line by means of

    Scotch Loch-Fishing

  • He next puts the knots of the casting-line through a severe trial; replaces an unsound joint with a fresh link of gut, and finally produces out of his hat a "hook" -- he will not call it a fly -- of his own dressing.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • My casting-line bore a family resemblance to grocery string.

    The Joyful Heart

  • To check that fierce rush by a hundredth part of a second meant the snapping of the delicate casting-line, or the smashing of the pliant rod-tip.

    Days Off And Other Digressions

  • He was not towing the boat, of course; for only an ignoramus imagines that a salmon can "tow" a boat, when the casting-line that holds him is a single strand of gut that will break under a strain of ten pounds.

    Days Off And Other Digressions

  • Then I gently lifted the line, and very elaborately tested every link of the powerful casting-line.

    Angling Sketches

  • Again and again I tried this method, invariably hooking the trout, though the heavy short casting-line and the big fly fell very awkwardly in the dead stillness of the water.

    Angling Sketches

  • I saw that the casting-line had a link which seemed rather twisted.

    Angling Sketches


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