float is attached to the line." (F. W. Leggatt.) Mr. Hose mentions " that on one occasion when he and his companions on their descent from Mt. Dulit attempted to catch by hand some small fish in a pool an ingenious Dyak produced a piece of thread, which he tied on the end of a stick, and with a small piece of brass wire which he bent into a hook, it looked as if he meant business. We then searched for worms but found none. The Dyak, however, was not going to give up so easily, and sitting down on a stone, he proceeded to take out his knife and cut small pieces off the sole of his foot with which he baited the hook, and was not long before he landed a fish." (Geogr. Jour. i. 206.)
" Another method of fishing is by wooden floats (lampong), generally of the form of a duck, each with a baited hook attached to it, and set swimming down the stream. The owner of these floats glides in his canoe among them, plying his rod and line, and watching till the peculiar motions of any of the ducks should shew that a fish has been hooked."8 (Horsburgh, p. 40.)
"The rawai is a long line from which are suspended at intervals short lengths with hooks attached. There may be from thirty to forty so connected. At each juncture with the long line is a small float about the size of a cedar pencil, which indicates the presence of a fish.
"The Taut is a night line, generally secured to an overhanging tree. The Sempetik is a night line so arranged that when a fish makes his efforts to escape, it causes the release of a spring (branch of a tree or bambu), and it is immediately drawn up out of the water, suspended in mid air.
at The A char is a spoon. A piece of mother-of-pearl shell, or any white metal, is cut into the form of an isosceles triangle, having a length of about 2 inches, and breadth at base of from j to 1 inch. The corners are rounded off and sides slightly curved. At the apex the line is attached, and from the base are suspended two or three hooks by a couple of inches of line. This appliance is used either from the river bank, or from a boat, though in the latter case one man is required to paddle while another spins. The line is attached to a rod.
" The Sagang is really a multiplication of hooks, and is made by tying on to a short line a number of thorns, odd pieces of wire, splinters of hard wood, and c., so that three or four radiate from one point, at an acute angle with the line. When baited they are swallowed without difficulty by the fish, but any attempt to eject them afterwards only results in their being more firmly embedded in the gullet. The sagang is generally used in the upper waters of small creeks to catch a sort of eel." (F. W. Leggatt.) (From a Sketch by Mr. Leggatt.)
8 At Moeara Pahau this float is secured by a line round the neck and allowed to float on tlie water, the hook suspended beneath. The natives only use it when the water is thick, and then they rarely set this without hooking a fish. The river here is more than ten feet deep. (Bock, p. 126.)8 At Moeara Pahau this float is secured by a line round the neck and allowed to float on tlie water, the hook suspended beneath. The natives only use it when the water is thick, and then they rarely set this without hooking a fish. The river here is more than ten feet deep. (Bock, p. 126.)