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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta WITIHTRlJlMS OF THOEA- mm -1 v ml tmte K Britain's First Set Lord welcoming Americans. I- A warship switchboard. (4) British Tirst Sea Lord and Captain Pringle, U.S N. First Lord inspecting naval men. Survivors from ship sunk'by TJ-boat arriving in port on a British destroyer, Fishing UnexaogcpiatedL T stould story rsiv Y ally a fishing tale Is deep waters for most but this one deals.witlrSry.iana, mountains and ripples. So you see It Is. different from the ordinary where ..young goes'forth with a lencent uutflt and catches the giant j trout of the deep still pool for wbom anglers from all parts of the "world bad cast In profane tain It "la all right to ten about lying on 'one's' stomach vtbe face against the vater, watching the flies to learn i( what kind the lr.out were eatlnz t It is all right to then walk to Che fish 1ng outfit, sit down and bring forth an Inexhaustible supply of flies from which one selects the tery duplicate of the insect the trout like at particular instant; And it is fine to'1 tell how the angler cast bis delicate lure on the end'of his silken thread, dropping If Ilgblly as a skimming in- J sect on of water where tbe big trout lay hungrllf'waltlng IT fight, ending in the thrill Thty-ttM nse I wwld get fish teg Banff, M I look the Canadian PacISc westbound out of Calgary and west. _0n board I noticed an elderly 'persoe whose: physical laclu'ded lean, leathery, crown of weaternlsm. He wed me and be edged cioter he spoke of tobacco wd 'aln. Ho accepted mr pouch, Blled his pipe bowl, tamped it with a horny thumb, cast on the ap- ji-jntaln' peafcs, md predicted Then be men- Honed, fisWog It was not what It used to he he eiared between .tobacco douJs He remembered when a-.en or ten or easts meant seven or ICT, ur Clly rites of the blggost, bltlngtst most 'vlgproiis. fish that ever Iked; all cutthroats, none tas than a pound and t Rve pounds each "Them days was real flshln'. 'An' them Ksh were game He'minded one ole feller esany-and wise than other fishermen of his day, befooled tie giant trout by not using gut. He tuk uh hunk ulr fine steel _irlre. Jointed It with, ssrl-ela and hooked Ihe monster. Then Zam! The fls'h was so aston- ished that he did not wiggle an Inch o( bis twelve-pound body until he felt himself on the grass above tho gravel bir. But those days were over and one did not catch any more big fish. Eventually I reached Banff, arid was told to fish cither up the Bprar or up tbe Bow. They added that tin waters were rising and Cab would, not te uut nsain I might itic- ceed weapons rigged I weit up the Bow to a promising place '.I was told about. It hid, deep water with big eddies and a nice back-drift, a lew big rocks, and a submerged ledge Juat below the feeding rapids doggedly. Then slowly and sullenly. Then, glory! The line went out. I had a nine Inch fish. Much cheered Bree-nour light, ending in the thrill nsn.wii grandad of all of them, and f, W victory which comes when a well he lived in a deep hole beside a per manipulated landing'-net enmeshes pendlfular rock. _He Ink eier1 bit uh ,Uie exhausted nsh. bait that anybody 'ast, but when he >l It makes goodrfstuff, but himself hooked he Jed natnr _ i i V mountains stood black the dimming azure. I flagged In my ef-' forta. I sal on a log and let the line drag, B-s-z-z went (te reel. A fish Having a new landing net 1 was very aniious .to try It. It was >he kind that faulens to a hook on a bell and comes with the nick of a hand whenever necessary. I had no hook and bad buttoned It on my button. Having pusetf brush on my way to tfce pool I knew tbe was going, to MM la gelling ready for book- cd a fish I very calmly bettought my- tell flm of bow to land hlra; so I plucked the net, and the button .canw, to the'consternation of my dera.; KowmyfUhgarelheoneponndpan and the'two pound bite all right He also wia1 there with the scheduled weight of rush. Tilings looked good for him to keep np the first scale, (cw, out when It curie to tM Are pound gut broke aad I went home to the hotel. lU ngnt just lipping :the eastern slopes and lesser peaks. Si -went alone up Here and thcfo sad "'-tlve'flyMn claclal flood 'Black, and uncare'd rfwllt water and I looked up the river for some'hrttcr seemlnB point. Tlaugl. 1 Something hit my rod like an express train, find like an express train tho ,llk ran out and out. Aghast I stood and merely checked. Something was on Out went the- line, straight across the'swlft water; then I saw a largo blnck streak.break far In. the edge of white water..Once, three times the fish took the air, ani the reel kept singing all the 3Io 'sounded, he rushed, he drove up' slrcam and'-then down. Again again ho broke, two feet. ekar of the current. Forty yards ol line was out arid I had but five left, so i hopelessly checked tight, decid- ing that If was going to break myj lea'i-it-waa no-iiae worrying. :But. lead, rod, iinc and hook', held, and the fish swung down on the raoulh open and gasping. There VM brush all around, space to work up'or down., The lul! of-the river raced by.wltlf iestful eddl-is. llorejiopclesaly still. J reeled In, his troutshlp pulling Jreiiucnt but lessening flurries. Fin-j ally he was close 1 tried Ihe new. landing net.' lo cord and rod and hook'and gut the net Tfork< ed! Uric, slackened, the hoot! dropped there was (he fish'.' three pounds" of cuHhroai trout, There was no radro fishing, I went vgcntli) rei-def will note that evsn.llils.alory cnds'lii, tha way with the big fish ealcly suited. s" i --Z. V, ;