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by Ernest Thompson Seton

Boys are those under 14; lads 14 to 18; men 18 and over. Young girls are those under 14; girls, 14 to 18; women 18 and over.

Tackle-making. To make a six-foot leader of clean gut, with smooth knots to stand a strain of five pounds, coup. To tie six different flies, of regular patterns, on number eight to twelve hooks, and take trout with each of them, by daylight casting in clear water, grand coup.

Make a bait rod of three joints, straight and sound, sixteen ounces or less in weight, ten feet or less in length, to stand a strain of one and one-half pounds, at the tip, thirteen pounds at the grip, coup. Make a jointed fly-rod eight to ten feet long, four to eight ounces in weight, capable of casting a fly sixty feet, grand coup.

 Fly-fishing. Take with the fly, unassisted, a three-pound trout or black bass, on a rod not more than five ounces in weight, coup. Take a five-pound trout or black bass or a four-pound landlocked salmon under the same conditions, grand coup.

Hook and land with the fly, unassisted, without net or gaff, a trout or landlocked salmon over four pounds, or a salmon over twelve pounds, coup. , To take, under the same conditions, a salmon over twenty-five pounds, grand coup.

 General Fishing. Boys, lads, men, young girls, girls, and women. Take on a rod, without assistance in hooking, playing, or landing, a trout, black bass, pike, muscallonge, grayling, salmon, bluefish, weakfish, striped bass, kingfish, sheepshead, or other game fish, whose weight in pounds equals or exceeds that of the rod in ounces, coup. Take under the same conditions a game fish that is double in pounds the ounces of the rod, grand coup.

Fly Casting. Cast a fly with a rod of 5 ounces or less, not over 10 feet long:

Boys and young girls 65 ft., coup; 85 ft., grand coup.

Lads and girls

Men and women

"Every fish caught and kept, but not used, is a rotten spot in the angler's record." (H. v. D.)

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