Re: NANFA-- Speaking of "fish viewers"

Doug Dame (
Mon, 03 Dec 2001 17:20:13 -0500

Chris Scharpf .. shooting 3-pointers from DOWNTOWN .... wrote:

>> It's called a "reflecting water glass" and it was designed by
>> Jacob Reighard (the "father of fishwatching") in 1908.
>> ......
>> .... a handy person should be able to construct one.

I'm handy in the sense that sometime's I'm nearby ....(esp. food.)

>> Reighard's 1909 paper -- "Methods of Studying the
>> Habits of Fishes, with an Account of the Breeding Habits
>> of the Horned Dace," Bull. Bur. Fish. -- included a diagram.

I think I might have to check my local university library for that one ... I reasonably sure it's not in my personal collection.

>> A summary of Reighard's fishwatching techniques is scheduled
>> for the Winter 2002 American Currents.

That's a near-freaky coincidence.

Planning on making room for a diagram of this fabo "reflecting water glass" ???

Thanks Chris !!!

Doug Dame
Interlachen FL

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