Chapter 195 Fishing Practice
Everyone raised their heads and looked to the horizon, only to see that the fishing line in Wenren Yu’s hand was moving back at an unbelievable speed. Dozens of breaths later, a black spot appeared.
When it was closer, everybody saw that it was a Red Spider Crab flying at them. Or rather, it was pulled back by a hook.
Wenren Yu was as casual as before. “You must use the hook as part of your body, like you use your hands and your eyes. Only by doing so can you become a qualified fisher.”
Sword leaves appeared before Wenren Yu and they cut the Red Spider Crab when it approached. Then, the spider crab was ruthlessly cut apart, and the blood red thread in it was caught.
Wenren Yu looked at Han Fei. “The thread of the Red Spider Crab is used on your fishing pole. You can repair your fishing pole with this.”
In everybody’s admiration, Wenren Yu jumped to her own boat and looked at everyone. “Your training is not complete yet. You should focus on fishing skills now. If you find any secret lands later, let the Giant Arowana roar to inform me, unless you think you can defeat everything in them on your own.”
In the end, Wenren Yu gazed at them. “Don’t aim too far. Fishing is not about how far away you can cast the hook, but about your reflexes and your skills. Start with the easy part!”
Wenren Yu was gone. There was no telling where she was, but everybody knew that she was around.
Luo Xiaobai said, “Let’s cast our hooks as far away as possible first.”
While other people cast their hooks, Han Fei fixed his fishing line absentmindedly. He believed that he was capable of Wenren Yu’s fishing skill. Catching something during movement was exactly what his Hook Kiss or Flash Hook could do. What Wenren Yu did was similar to the Winding Snake Technique, but not even as good as that.
As to catch prey without alarming them, he could use the Water Vein Technique. When the hook was melted into water, it could catch prey escaping their attention. The only thing that really amazed Han Fei was Wenren Yu’s speed, which was too high. How could she have cast a hook so far away within a breath? Was it a mysterious technique?
Suddenly, Han Fei’s eyes glittered. Was it a fishing skill brought by the fourth level of Void Fishing? Han Fei was not sure, but he thought it was possible that he would be better and better at fishing as Void Fishing was upgraded.
Out of the blue, Han Fei heard a voice.
Le Renkuang secretly spoke to him, “You scared me just now. I would’ve felt guilty if you had died.”
Han Fei whispered back, “You almost sound like you want me to be dead. Rest assured, I’ll still be alive when you’re dead.”
Then, Xia Xiaochan asked, “Where’s the spiritual energy inside? I didn’t see it after our teacher broke the door.”
Han Fei replied, “It was absorbed by that corpse. Didn’t you see that he grew from a handsome teenager into a middle-aged man?”
Xia Xiaochan was stunned. Was that really possible? But where could such a pool of spiritual energy have gone to? Did Han Fei take it? Unlikely. He couldn’t have packed it away even if all his Sea Swallowing Seashells were full.
Zhang Xuanyu also asked, “Han Fei, have you picked up the Million Knife Art? I just saw your performance, which seemed rather lousy, but it still limited that man. What blades did you use?”
Han Fei was lost for words. “Can you ask something else? They were just regular daggers.”
Zhang Xuanyu was obviously not convinced. Luo Xiaobai was the only one who didn’t talk to Han Fei, the rest bombarded Han Fei with questions until Han Fei simply replied with silence.
Looking at everybody gloomily, Han Fei declared openly, “Let’s start fishing and stop whispering to each other. Don’t talk to me until you’ve become a fisher as excellent as me.”
Xia Xiaochan asked, “How excellent are you?”
Zhang Xuanyu said, “I have the same question too. Why don’t you catch a spider crab and show it to us?”
Le Renkuang joined them. “You’re really not bragging? Just get us one!”
Han Fei examined his fixed fishing line and snorted. “Watch and learn. I’ll show you how to cast a thousand meters away within a single breath.”
Han Fei’s face was slightly red, as he was not as good as his teacher and a thousand meters was his maximal range.
The hook was cast out and sank into the water under everybody’s eyes, and Han Fei was shaking the fishing pole confidently.
Zhang Xuanyu asked, “Han Fei, are you sure you can do this? It doesn’t seem as powerful as our teacher’s demonstration.”
Han Fei scoffed. “Just keep quiet.”
Han Fei could clearly sense the creatures within five meters from his hook in the water, but he couldn’t see anything further away.
Suddenly, Han Fei laughed. “I’ll catch a Treasure Digging Fish for you!”
Le Renkuang said, “I’m 100% sure that you’re bragging.”
Han Fei said, “Bragging? I’m most certainly not. Observe…”
In the water, the hook and the fishing line seemed to have melted. Instantly, Han Fei activated Flash Hook and caught a Treasure Digging Fish.
Han Fei pulled the line back. Within two breaths, the hook broke out of the water with a Treasure Digging Fish on it.
Everybody including Luo Xiaobai was dumbfounded. Was it luck, or was Han Fei really so good?
Xia Xiaochan’s eyes widened. “How did you do that?”
Le Renkuang was suspicious. “That’s just a coincidence. Why don’t you catch another one?”
Han Fei became gloomy. “You think I can just create fish? I only caught the Treasure Digging Fish because it happened to be down there!”
Le Renkuang pursued further. “How did you know that it was a Treasure Digging Fish? Do you have second vision like Zhang Xuanyu does?”
Han Fei said, “Concentrate your spiritual power on the fishing pole and sense the picture within several meters from the hook. It’s very easy.”
Zhang Xuanyu asked in shock, “So, it’s still second vision? Wait, I can’t have second vision without attaching myself to a fish, and you’re telling me that you can be attached to a hook?”
Luo Xiaobai asked, “How can you concentrate your spiritual power on the fishing pole?”
Luo Xiaobai personally trusted Han Fei. After all, however strong Wenren Yu was, she couldn’t have predicted what she was catching unless she could see the things in the water.
Wenren Yu herself was quite surprised too. She couldn’t believe that Han Fei picked it up so quickly.
Her reaction was similar to Le Renkuang’s. It took her more than almost a year to pick up such senses at the beginning, but Han Fei had succeeded after the first attempt?
Xia Xiaochan asked, “Like this?”
Xia Xiaochan seemed to be deep in thought. She cast the hook in a completely different method from Han Fei’s, but the fishing line was slipping away just as fast. A moment later, a Yellow-Bone Fish was caught.
The moment the fish appeared, it spewed its gold aura at Xia Xiaochan, only to be slashed into pieces by her easily.
Xia Xiaochan complained, “It didn’t work! I could only see a foot in the water. It was not as expansive as several meters at all.”
Wenren Yu nearly tripped herself over. Are these two people monsters? Spiritual vision is completely different from vision with eyes, but both of them succeeded after their first attempt?
Of course, the other three people except Han Fei and Xia Xiaochan were all stunned.
Le Renkuang asked, “Well, isn’t the spiritual power in your head? How can you release it to the hook?”
Xia Xiaochan said, “You just focus your attention and unleash it like spiritual energy.”
Zhang Xuanyu said, “So simple? Let me have a try.”
A moment later, Zhang Xuanyu shook the fishing pole in confusion. “It doesn’t feel right! I can separate my spiritual power from myself, but why can’t I see anything?”
Luo Xiaobai was also trying. “I can’t see anything either.”
Le Renkuang, on the other hand, had been too baffled by the mysterious spiritual power at this point to utilize it, much less passing it to his hook.
Han Fei simply said, “Just try a few more times. Like Xia Xiaochan said, throw it out like you use your spiritual energy…”