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March 12, 1924

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PAGE EIGHT ' THE CATALINA Start the season right-- Use Ashaway Lines They have given service and satisfaction for ninety- nine years. They are used by anglers everywhere. Look for the ~Swastika Brand Label. Ashaway Line and Twine' Mfg. Co. Ashaway, R.I., U.S.A. E~blld~l 1824 APPROVES ARTICLES BY BOATMEN ABOUT TACKLE Los Angeles, March 6, 1924. Editor Catalina Islander: You have not had anything so good in your paper for a long time as the articles by Capt. Stancliff and Capt. Nichols, both capable and practical men, who for the sake of good sports- manship have made suggestions, it seems to me, really against their own business. While one may differ as to some of the points raised, as would be natural with fishermen, still I hope their letters have been generally read ====================================================================================================================================================== and even preserved for future rei%r- ~ ence, as they cover the ground so well. Your tour of California Should Include [i Personally, I would very much dis- i Visit to ...... ][ like to see any change made in Tuna I MOUNT' I.OWE [i] Club tackle specifications. These have been copied and accepted by many an- gling clubs as correct, yet the Tuna Club outranks them all by reason of It ~ ~ ~ ~ heavier fish, and the result will be that MILE HIGH I from time to time many expert anglers ! " " " iI will visit Catalina" A Scentc Trip Worth While Was pleased to notice that Capt. I From the Heart of Los Angeles through ]1 Nichols agrees with what I said in 1917 about the light tackle not being well Beautiful Pasadena and Altadena ]i proportioned, although I maintained, and do still, that the specifications can- not be improved upon. So far as the | YE ALPINE TAVEI N l,no goes, as to strength, it is really ! and Cottages {i immaterial whether it is a 9 or 12- Excellent Accomodations at Reasonable Rates i~ thread line. "I would hohl to the 9 to conform with the many record catches i Secure Illustrated Folders at Information Bureaus li of the past, and I think most anglers J would take this view also. A 12 will PACIFIC ELECTI: lC I A|LWAY faulty handlingoftherodortoomueh drag. Capt. Nichols says "20 lines are I O.A. SMITH, Passenger Trai~c Manager, Los Angeles [i .broken to one rod." Would it not be I! tion--decrease the strength of the rod PRESSING CLEANING To Your Personal SatisfaCVtion The Pressing that Lasts See B. R. SCOTT Tarpon, Tuna, Deep Sea or Ocean Reel The Reel That Made the Taking of Large Game Fish a Real Sport FOR SALE BY H. D.r MacRAE COMPANY, AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND LTUFTS-LYONS COMPANY, LOS ANGELES B. H. DYAS COMPANY, LOS ANGELES ELLERY ARMS COMPANY, SAN FRANCISCO OR ANY OTHER DEALER, OR DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER. vom 92 FULTON STREET, NEW YORK CATALOGUE NO. 18 ~IENT ON REQUEST. ---not actually, but proportionately. Look at Mr. Jump's light tackle tuna picture and you will get the idea. Let the angler break up a few rods instead of lines, and he is going to get next to himself right away, and soon become an expert--in spite of himself. "/'here is just one drawback, though, unless the angler has his rod built to his order. The manufacturers have never yet produced a properly propor- tioned rod for our heavy work. I don't so much object to the drag as I did once, provided it is set up lightly. It is a great convenience, though I have always been against the use of it myself. The natural rest for the thumb is on the leather brake, and you can always guage the pressure accu- rately. Besides, I very much doubt if the leather really causes any injury at all to the line, the brake being chiefly used in holding the reel spool in lift- ing. The leather brake I consider saves instead of breaks. I say this from experience, for I can show you one worn almost to the thin- ness of tissue paper, and it never in- jured any line for me, and the same thing can be said about the agate guides. 1 am considering, of course, light tackle, where the tension should always be moderate, for the greatest mistake is always made when you try to hold your fish. With heavy tackle and big fish the danger is proportion- ately greater--very much so. Please give my best regards to Bro. Jump. What a pity the "King" did not discover Catalina several years earlier, before the day of the ocean-going launch. There were some mighty an- glers at Avalon in those days, and they got their fish---right in the S. W. cor- ner of the old Metropole porch, and, THE LATEST MAGAZINE5 ARE HERE NEW LINE OF FINEST PIPES IN WORLD--ARE HERE THE CATALINA AND THE LOS ANGELI DAILY PAPERS HERr EVERY DAY ALL THE WELL KNOWI BEST BRANDS OF CIGARS YOUR FAVORITE CHEWING OR SMOKING TOBACCO OUR CANDY IS ALWAYS FRESH AND THE BEST WINDLE'S NEWS Opposite Boos Brs. Next S. C. I. Co.'s Office Catalina lslaa Steamer Effective February 1, 1924 DALLY SERVICE Lv. P. E. Sta., LOs Angeles .... Lv. Harbor Wilmington Ar. Avalon, Catalina Island... Lv. Avalon ................................. At. L. A. Harbor .................... 5:50 P' Ar. L. A., P. E. Station .......... 6:45 P (Wilmington Transportation pany reserves right to change ulc without notice.) Through cars from and to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Park your automobile in Cat Terminal, Wilmington, foot of Avenue. 50 cents per day. Wilmington Transp0rtat oh, boy[ they took some nice ones! THREE-SIX.