"Sport hunters condemned commercial hunting, but reserved their own right to blast away at anything that moved."
"No doubt [Strong's] relatively light tackle, which included a silkworm gut leader that may not have been strong enough to horse a big fish in heavy water, had an effect on his handling of this fish.
"I pressed my thumb firmly upon it and drew gently back the rod. At the same instant something struck my hook that nearly carried me off my feet."
Here's one of few descriptions of an angler actually catching a fish and cooking it in a hot spring without removing it from the hook.