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The Sportsman's Corner

A Leg to Stand On


September 10, 2020

Students of literature remember that Oedipus the King was a major figure in tragic Greek drama. Unwitting actions ruined his life. Oedipus had become king by solving the riddle of the Sphinx: "What begins life on four legs, then walks upon two legs, and then in old age walks upon three legs?" Oedipus's answer, of course, was "man," who crawls as a baby, walks upon two legs as an adult, then needs a cane to help support him in old age.

I would guess that most sportsmen reading this couldn't care less about Oedipus and Greek tragedy. However, many older sportsmen, especially fly-fishermen lik...

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