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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ITH RULERS OF 1 Britains Pint Sea Lord welcoming 2 Building the watch dogs ot the 3 A warship 4 British First Sea Lord and Captain First Lord inspecting naval 6 Survivors from ship sunk by TJboat arriving in port on a British A depot Fishing ally a fishing tale la deep waters for most people wade through but this with dry mountains and So you see it is different from the ordinary tale where the young hero goes forth with a tencent outfit and catches the giant trout of the deep still pool for whom anglers from all parts of the world bad cast in profane It Is all right to tell about lying on ones the face against the watching the flies to learn what kind the trout were It is all right to then walk to the fish Ing sit down and bring forth an inexhaustible supply of flies from which one selects the very duplicate Of the Insect the trout like at that particular And it is fine to tell bow the angler cast his delicate lure on the end of his silken dropping It lightly as a skimming in sect on the very swirl of water where the big trout lay hungrily Then the whir of the reel and the tfcreehour ending in the thrill victory which comes when a well landing net enmeshes ithe exhausted Jt makes good stuff but many know more of broken hbks and snapjpy little undertaking to They me I weald get good fish ing at so I took the Canadian Pacific out of Calgary and On board I noticed an elderly person whose physical idiocyncrasies Included the brown characteristics of He eyed me and my outfit he edged closer he spoke of tobacco and He accepted my filled his it a horny cast aweathereye on the ap approachlng mountain and predicted Then he men was not what It used to be he de clared He remembered when seven or ten or fifty casts meant seven or ten or fifty of the bitingist most vigorous fish that ever lived all none less than a pound and a many exceeding five pounds Them days was real An them tish were game He minded one ole feller what everyone had tried to This grandad of all o and he lived in deep hole beside a per pendicular He tuk ever bit uh that anybody but when he found himself hooked he jest natur ally run here wall of flat rock an Drubbed Mis nose agin th wearing gut en freeln him ftut my being more canny and wise than other fishermen of his befooled the giant trout by not using He tuk uh hunk uh fine steel Jointed It swivels and hooked the Then Zam The fish was so aston ished that he did not wiggle an inch of his twelvepound body until he felt himself on the grass above the gravel But those days were over and one did not catch any more big Eventually I reached and was told to fish either up the Spray or up the They added that tho waters were rising and flsh would not be but again I might sue weapons rigged I went up the Bow to a promising place I was told It had deep water with big eddies and a nice a few big and a submerged ledge just below the feeding rapids above the Feverishly and eagerly I Then steadily and Then slowly and glory The lice went I had a nine inch Much cheered I went on The sun went the sky began to the mountains stood black against the dimming I flagged In my ef I sat on a log and let the line Bzzz went the A flsh flashed In the Having a new landing net I very anxious to try It was the that fastens to a hook on a bejt and comes off with the flick of a band whenever I had no book and had buttoned it on my suspender Having passed ttnrongh much brush on my way to the pool I knew the net was going to require care In getting ready for Having ed a fish I very calmly bethought1 tny self first of how to land him so I plucked the and the button to the consternation of my Now my fish gave the one pound pull and the two pound bite all He also was there wltb the scheduled weight of Things looked good for him to keep up the first out when it came to tbe five pound gut broke and I went home to tbe Nextmorning with w light Just tipping the eastern slopes of Mount and lesser I alone up Hera and thero and everywhere I dropped the seduc tive flyIn the rising clacM flood no I My line fell elack and uncared for Into gswlft water and I looked up the river for some better seeming Bang Something hit my rod like an express and like an express train tho i Ilk ran out and Aghast I stood and merely Something was on Out went the straight across tbe swift water then I saw a large black streak break far out In the edge of white three times the flsh took the and the reel kept singing all He he he drove up stream and then zigzagged Again and again he two test clear of the Forty yards of line was out and I had but five I hopelessly checked Ing that if he was going to break ray lead it was no use But line and hook and the flsh swung down on the mouth open and There brush all and no space to either work up or The ful ef the river raced by with1 restful More I reeled his troutshlp putting up frequent but lessening ally he was close and I tried the new landing Praise be to cord and rod and hook and gut the net ed As the line slackened the hooW dropped but there was the three pounds of cutthroat twentythree inches There was no I went home the gentle reuder will note that even this story ends In the lisual with tbe big fish safely l ;