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Author: Chetham, James, 1640-1692.
Title: The angler's vade mecum, or, A compendious, yet full, discourse of angling discovering the aptest methods and ways ... for the catching all manner of fresh-water fish ... : together with a brief discourse of fish ponds, and not only the easiest but most palatable ways of dressing all sorts of fish ... / by a lover of angling.
Publication info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)

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Print source: The angler's vade mecum, or, A compendious, yet full, discourse of angling discovering the aptest methods and ways ... for the catching all manner of fresh-water fish ... : together with a brief discourse of fish ponds, and not only the easiest but most palatable ways of dressing all sorts of fish ... / by a lover of angling.
Chetham, James, 1640-1692.

London: Printed for Tho. Bassett ..., 1681.
Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.
Attributed to James Chetham. cf. NUC pre-1956.
Index: p. [1]-[4] at end.
Subject terms:
Fishing -- Early works to 1800.
Fishes -- Early works to 1800.

title page
THE Preface.
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THE Anglers VADEMECƲM, &c.
CHAP. I. Of the Angle Rod, and its materials.
When, and what materials to provide for Angle Rods.
Best Rod for ground line in muddy wa∣ters.
Best Rod for sly and running line, in cleer water.
Roch, &c. Rod.
Rods length.
Running Line top.
To preserve Rods.
CHAP. II. Of Hair and Lines.
What hairs to elect for lines.
Colour of hair for lines.
How to order choose and keep hair.
How to make Lines.
Length of Dub-fly Line.
Thickness of Cast-fly Lines.
Length and thickness of a line for run∣ning worm in a clear water.
Length and thickness of Running line for mud water.
Float or Cork lines length & thickness.
Dibbing line.
Trowling Line.
CHAP. III. Of Hooks, Floats, Leading Lines, Plums, and the rest of the Anglers Tackle.
Whipping Hooks.
Proportion of Hooks.
Leading Lines.
Lead Plummet.
How to keep Cod-baits, &c.
Landing Net.
Materials for the Angler to carry with him.
Dew worm, Garden-worm, Lob-worm or Twatchell.
Brandling, Gilt-tails; and Ged-worms,
Marsh or Meadow worms
How to Order, keep, and scour Worms.
Palmer worm, Palmer fly, and Wool-bed.
Catterpillars, Oak worm, Cabbage-worm, Colewort-worm, Hawthorn-worm, or Grub, Crabtree-worm, or Iack,
Cow-turd bob, or Clap-bait.
Codbait, Cadisworm, Cadbait or Case-worm
Various ways of Angling with the Cod-bait.
Artificial Codbait.
Bark-worm or Ash-grub
Flag-worm, or Dock-worm
Gentles, or Maggots
Sheeps Blood.
Grain, Wheat, Malt.
Young brood of Wasps, Hornets and Humble-Bees.
Salmon Spawn
Minnow Loach and Bull-Head
Lamprey, Pride or Seaven Eyes
Water-Cricket, Water-Lowse or Cree∣per
Cherries, Ras-berries and Black-Ber∣ries
Oat-Take or Cheese
To keep baits for Pike.
Oak-Fly, Ash-Fly, or Woodcock-Fly.
Stone-Fly and green Drake.
Hawthorn Fly
A Rule about Baits.
Observations on Past.
CHAP. VI. Oyntments to Alure Fish to the Bait.
CHAP. VII. General Directions and Ob∣servations.
Fishes general Haunt.
How to feed Fish.
To know what Bait and Fly Fish take.
CHAP. VIII. Seasons generally improper for Angling.
CHAP. IX. Seasons generally proper for Angling.
CHAP. X. Observations on the Trout.
His Haunt.
Spawning time, Season, &c.
Baits for the Trout.
The ways to Angle for them.
Biting time.
CHAP. XI. Observations on the Salmon.
Nature, Season, and Spawning time.
CHAP. XII. Observations on the Umber or Grayling.
Haunt and Season.
CHAP. XIII. Observations on the Pearch.
Spawning time.
CHAP. XIV. Observations on the Pope or Ruff.
CHAP. XV. Observations on the Gud∣geon.
Biting time and baits.
CHAP. XVI. Observations on the Carp.
Spawning time.
Biting time.
CHAP. XVII. Observations on the Tench.
Spawning time.
Biting time.
CHAP. XVIII. Observations on the Bream.
CHAP. XIX. Observations on the Barbel.
Spawning time.
Biting time.
CHAP. XX. Observations on the Roch, Dace or Dare.
CHAP. XXI. Observations on the Chub or Chevin.
Nature and Spawning time of the Chub.
Biting time.
How to Fish for him.
CHAP. XXII. Observations on the Eel.
Their Kinds.
Ways of catching Eels.
Singling or brogling for Eels.
Bobbing for Eels.
CHAP. XXIII. Observations on the Pike.
Nature of Pike.
His Haunt.
CHAP. XXIV. Observations on the Flook or Flounder.
CHAP. XXV. Observations on the Bleak.
CHAP. XXVI. Observations on the Menow, Loach and Bullhead or Millers Thumb.
Loach and Bulhead.
CHAP. XXVII. Various ways of Angling, and of the Running Line.
How to Angle with the Running Line in a muddy water.
To bait a great Dew-Worm.
How to bait Worms.
How to bait a single Worm proper for running line in a clear water.
How to Angle in clear water with run∣ning Line.
Float Angling.
CHAP. XXIX. Angling at top with a Worm.
CHAP. XXX. Night-Angling.
How to lay Night Hooks.
CHAP. XXXI. Observations on Mid-water or Ground-Angling.
CHAP. XXXII. Angling with a Ledger bait.
CHAP. XXXIII. Natural Fly Angling.
Dibbing for Trout or Grayling.
How to bait the May-fly for Dibbing.
Dibbing for Chubs.
Rules for Dibbing.
CHAP. XXXIV. Artificial Fly Angling.
Bears hair.
Camels hair.
Badgers hair.
Spaniels hair.
Dogs hair.
Hogs Down.
Sheeps Wool.
Cows hair.
Abortive Colts and Calves hair.
Cadows and Blankers.
How to make a Dub-fly.
Rules for Dub-flies and its Angling.
CHAP. XXXV. Artificial Fly Angling.
Dub-flies for February.
Little red brown
Palmer-Fly, or plain hackle
Silver Hackle
Great Hackle
Gold Hackle.
Great Dun
Great blew Dun.
Dark brown.
Dub-flies for March.
Little whirling Dun
Early light brown
Whitish Dun
Thorn-tree Fly.
Blew Dun.
Little black Gnat
Later bright brown.
Dub-flies for April.
Small bright brown
Little dark brown
Great whirling Dun
Violet Fly
Yellow Dun
Horse-flesh Fly
Dub-flies for May.
1. Dun-cut
2. Green Drake.
Green Drakes Season and Dubbing.
3. Stone-fly described.
Stone-flies Season.
4. Black May Fly.
5. Little yellow May-fly
6. Grey Drake
7. Camlet Fly.
8. Turky Fly,
9. Yellow Palmer,
10. Black Fly,
11. Light brown,
12. Little Dun,
13. White Gnat,
14. Peacock Fly,
15. Tow-Lady,
16. Cow-turd fly,
Dub-flies for June.
1. Owl-fly
2. Barm-Fly,
3. Purple Hackle,
4. Purple Gold Hackle,
5. Flesh fly.
6. Little fiesh Fly.
Peacock Fly.
8. Ant-fly.
9. Brown Gnat.
10. Little black Gnat.
11. Green Grashopper.
12. Dun Grashopper.
13. Brown Hackle.
Dub-flies for July.
1. Badger-Fly.
2. Orange Fly.
3. Little white Dun.
4. Wasp fly
5. Black Hackle.
6. Shell-fly.
7. Black blew Dun.
Dub-flies for August.
1. Late Ant-Fly,
2. Fern-fly,
3. White Hackle,
4. Harry long Legs,
Dub-flies for September.
1. Camel brbwn-Fly,
2. Late Badger Fly
CHAP. XXXVI. Angling for Trout with a Menow or Loach.
How to Angle for the Trout with a Menow or small Loach.
CHAP. XXXVII. Various ways of Angling for Pike.
The several ways of Angling for the Pike.
Trowlidg tackle.
How to Troul.
Angling for Pike at Snap.
How to bait for the Snap.
Rules for Pike Angling.
Angling for Pike with Minnow.
Snaring young Pikes or Iacks.
Hooking Pikes in Ditches.
CHAP. XXXVIII. Of Fish - Ponds.
CHAP. XXXIX. Manner of Dressing Fish.
How to dress a Chub.
Another way to dress a Chub.
Another way to dress a Chub.
To dress Trouts the common way.
The best way of dressing a Trout.
To Dress Salmon.
To Stew Salmon or other Fish.
The best way to boyl a Carp.
How to Fry Eels.
The best way of Dressing a large Eel.
To roast Eels.
Spitch Cock or broiled Eels.
Stewed Eels.
To Collar Eels.
To Roast a Pike.
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