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S. W. Erdnase A Mind-Reading Trick one out of four, "did you see your card already" and fishing 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 194
Laurie Ireland Thought Reading Extraordinary spectator cuts to any card, performer reads mind from distance, estimation & memorized deck 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 18
Theodore Annemann Another Sympathetic Mystery two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck, stacked, estimation, fishing see also "Another Sympathetic Mystery" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 214
William Larsen Count Down Detection partial stack and fishing 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 242
Sidney Margulies One in Fifty-Two working range down to 6-7 possible cards, then fishing 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 189
Ralph W. Hull By Elimination OOSOOM forerunner, using a psychological fishing without asking questions 1938 Greater Magic 344
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream four banks of twelve cards, fishing 1938 Greater Magic 346
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream twelve cards repeated four times, fishing & multiple out for divination 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 43) 298
Roger Barkann & Audley Walsh Magician's Nightmare first impossible card location and then another card is spelled out from the spectator's pocket, four times thirteen Koran deck (Audley Walsh idea), clever fishing method see also missing lines on p. 44 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 37
Edward Marlo Overhearing the Spectator use of this psychological ruse 1945 Future Reverse 4
Charles T. Jordan A New Card Discovery key above and below selection and riffle shuffle, added in 1947 reprint (instead of "Just a Square of Paper") 1947 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 38
Edward Marlo 21 Card Trick Streamlined 1953 The Cardician 134
Edward Marlo Fishing see also "Fishing Sequence" (Edward Marlo, 2004) 1953 The Cardician 133
Edward Marlo Direct Statement Fishing 1953 The Cardician 137
Paul Marcus Across the Void two cards are divined by medium over the phone, two deck switches 1959 Card Tricks 327
Edward Marlo Direct Statement Fishing 1973 Rim Shots 15
Gerald Kosky Yore Finder two key cards and optional fishing, credit correction on page 65 see also "This is Mind-Reading?" (Harry Lorayne, 1962) 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Gerald Kosky Fishing Notes 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Jon Racherbaumer Challenge Location see "Publisher's Note", extremely risky 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Edward Marlo Direct Statement Fishing 1976 The Epitome Location 13
Edward Marlo Suit Fishing from "Card Chicanery" 1978 7 Secrets 35
Edward Marlo Direct Statements vs. Interrogation see also "Suit Interrogation" (1979) 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 304
Karl Fulves Center Deception any chosen card selected when performer does not look is found, using code and confederate 1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 14
Karl Fulves The Rundown spectator removes card and performer divines it, basic clocking application 1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 25
Karl Fulves Suppressed Fives another simplification for clocking 1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 28
Unknown Suit Interrogation fishing method for suit see also "Direct Statements vs. Interrogation" (Edward Marlo, 1979) 1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 17
Unknown Suit Interrogation fishing method for suit 1980 Parallel Lines 12
Thomas Alan Waters Trionic three phases
- card is seen and reversed in the deck, card is revealed
- card is unseen and reversed in the deck, card is revealed
- prediction of a selected card
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Trionic") 71
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card shuffled deck, wording and eye movement 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 3
Gene Grant Super Mental Deck Al Koran Deck meets Svengali 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 26
Gene Grant Card Challenge card divination with Al Mann's Isomeric Cards inspired by "The Reverse Fan Force Supreme" (Al Mann, 1976),
"The Isomeric Card" (Al Mann, 1976)
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 30
Michael Weber "... Just an Old Premonition" copy of 52 cards with one reversed, freely thought-of card is missing 1982 Something for Everyone 12
Unknown Suit Fishing 1982 Card Counting 13
Thomas Alan Waters Carousell three card divination, with clocking version 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mystyx") 701
Thomas Alan Waters Cutout two cards see also by Ed Marlo's "A Miracle With Cards" in "Ibidem" No. 8, 1956. P. 11,
"Across the Void" (Paul Marcus, 1959)
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Fynys") 743
Jack Yates Monty three spectators exchange three cards, performer reveals which spectator has which card, mental monte 1986 Clue and other Mysteries 1
Dai Vernon Fishing Subtlety 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 16
Juan Tamariz Miraculous Adivination two versions, as divination or location, Al Koran Deck 1988 The Magic Way 61
John Bannon Outer Limits spectator cuts off half the deck and thinks of any number card, fishing see also "Hooked" (Steve Beam, 2010) 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 51
John Bannon "Double No" Fishing Binary-Majority Sort in Bob Farmer's terminology 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 54
John Bannon Alternate Fishing Systems commentary 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 58
Bob Farmer Overcon two cards thought of from fanned deck and then divined 1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2) 19
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted 1996 Blocking Off 47
James Swain Real Mindreading freely thought-of card found with fishing procedure (Tsunami) inspired by "Tsunami" (Bob Farmer) 1996 Miracles with Cards 68
James Swain Annemann's Miracle three cards removed, performer divines them fairly, peek case with hole inspired by "The $ 1,000 Test Card Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
also published as "Shush" (James Swain, 2009)
1996 Miracles with Cards 164
Justin Higham Super Clairvoyant varied by "Apocalypse Variations Or Additions" (Harry Lorayne, 1997) 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2741
Karl Fulves Fishing 1997 Day For Any Date 37
Chris Carter Mental Prediction shuffled deck, from thirteen cards a spectator choses best possible poker hand, performer divines it and had predicted it too 1997 L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 51
Frederick Braue Braue Nikola Fish estimation and fishing 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 16
Jas Jakutsch* Varius Multiplex Multiformis multiple cards divination, belly strippers 1999 Completely Mental - Vol. 3 12
Unknown Location Using Outs with a technical solution to replace fishing 2000 Card College - Volume 4 880
Chuck Smith Let's Fish free from a third of the deck 2000 Tools Of The Trade 59
Steve Bedwell Stacked Thoughts three selections divined, one found with "think stop" procedure when cards are spread in front of spectator's eyes 2000 Thick Schtick! 22
Justin Higham Note on "Fishing" on making statements 2001 The Simulation of Miracles 17
Karl Fulves Ask Him card chosen from 5-card packet divined 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 35
Jack Birnman Fishing Idea brief 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 53
Edward Marlo Fishing Sequence see also "Fishing" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 2004 Enchantments 442
Karl Fulves Either-Or how binary principles are used in fishing and coding see also "Penny Machines" (Karl Fulves, 2005) 2005 Combo II 8
Edward Marlo Direct Statement Fishing 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 460
Denis Behr No-Question Fishing getting red-black information 2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 87
Christoph Borer Challenge Peek three cards are divined, half Al Koran deck 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 37
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) II. Tricks, Principles And Applications (continued): 11. "One No" Moe one of 4, deep sea fishing sequence, spectator shuffles and cuts off some cards and thinks of a red card therein 2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 2
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 12. The Seven Steps to Morris Plains one of 6, fishing sequence, spectator shuffles and cuts off some cards and thinks of a red card therein 2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 2
James Swain Shush three cards removed, performer divines them fairly, peek case with hole inspired by "The $ 1,000 Test Card Location" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
also published as "Annemann's Miracle" (James Swain, 1996)
2009 Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 41
Steve Beam Hooked with fishing sequence for 6-8 cards see also "Outer Limits" (John Bannon, 1991) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 89
Steve Beam Filleted and Fried spectator finds performers selection and the other way around 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 91
Joseph Barry Reverie (almost) any card thought of, divined immediately 2014 Reverie 14
Helder Guimarães The Art of Premonition number up to 10 named and card chosen using it, card is only one missing from deck and found in prediction envelope with number on back inspired by "Silent Running" (Ben Harris) 2015 The Veriloquent 5
Helder Guimarães Sort of a Miracle one of 26, siamesa 2015 The Veriloquent 53