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end of Saint Pauls Church; they be both honest men, and will fit an Angler with what tackling hee wants.
Viat. Then, good Master, let it be at Charles Brandons, for he is neerest to my dwelling, and I pray letsmeetthere the ninth of May next about two of the Clock,andI'l want nothing that a Fistier should be furnished with.
Pise. Well, and He not fail you, God willing, at the time and place appointed.
Viat. I thank you, good Master, and I will not fail you: and good Master, tell me what baits more you remember, for it wil not now be long ere we shal be at Totenham High-Cross, and when we come thither, I wil make you some requital of your pains, by repeating as choice a copy of Verses, as any we have heard since we met togeQ 3 ther; ther, and that is a proud word; for wee have heard very good ones.
Pise. Wei, Scholer, and I shal be right glad to hear them; and I wil tel you whatsoever comes in my mind, that I think may be worth your hearing: you may make another choice bait thus, Take ahandful or two of the best and biggest Wheat you can get, boil it in a little milk like as Frumitie is boiled, boil itsotillitbesoft, and then fry it very leisurely with honey, and a little beaten Saffron dissolved in milk, and you wil find this a choice bait, and good I think for any fish, especially for Roch, Dace, Chub or Greyling; I know not but that it may be as good for a River Carp, and especially if the ground be a little baited with it.
You are also to know, that there be divers kinds of Cadis, or Cafe
wornu worms, that are to bee found in this Nation ir several distinct Counties, & in several little Brooks that relate to biggerRivers,as namely oneCadls called a Piper, whose husk or cafe is a piece of reed about an inch long or longer,and as big about as the compass of a two pence;thesc worms being kept three orfourdaysin a woollen bag with sand at the bottom of it,and the bagwetonceaday,will in three or four dayes turne to be yellow; and these be a choice bait for the Chub or Chavender, or indeed for any great fish, for it is a large bait.
There is also a lesser Cadis-worm, called a Cock-spur, being in fashion like the spurof a Cock, sharp at one end, and the case or house in which this dwels is made of smal husks and gravel, and Jlime, most curioufly made of these, even so as to be wondred at, but not made by man f'no Q 4 more more then the nest of a bird is: this is a choice bait for any flote fish, it is much less then thePiper Cadis, and to be so ordered; and these may be so preserved ten, fifteen, or twentie dayes.
There is also another Cadis called by some a Straw-worm, and by some a Ruffe-coate, whose house or case is made of little pieces of bents and Rushes, and straws, and water weeds, and I know not whav which are so knit together with con* denfd flime,that they stick up about her huskorcase,notunliket aebri/lles of afledg-hog; these three Cadis are commonly taken in the be/< inning of Summer, and are good indeed to take any kind of fisti wil h flote or otherwise. I might t< 11 you of many more, which, as these doe early , so those have their time of turning to be flies later in Summer; but I might lose my seise,
and and tire you by such a discourse, I shall therefore but remember you, that to know these, and their several kinds, and to what flies every particular Cadis turns , and then how to use them, first as they bee Cadis, and then as they be flies, is an Art , and an Art that every one that profesies Angling is not capable of.
But let mee tell you , I have been much pleased to walk quietly by a Brook with a little stick in my hand, with which I might easily take these, and consider thf curiosity of their composure; and if you shall ever like to do so, then note, that your stick must be cleft, or have a nick at one end of it, by which meanes you may with ease take many of them out of the water, before you have any occasion to use them. These,