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The Sportsman's Corner

The First Fly-Fisherman


September 17, 2020

I recently ran into a young fly-fisherman who had bought my book, "The Trout at the Walnut Tree," which appeared 30 years ago and was probably the worst-selling book in the history of fly-fishing. He'd found it online for a dollar, which didn't do much for my ego either. "Are the stories true?" he asked.

"Pretty much," I answered.

"How about the one called 'The First Fly-Fisherman' where you and Dr. Archie O. Logist went cave exploring and found cave art that you thought showed that a caveman was the world's first fly-fisherman. Is that one true?"

"It certainly is," I lied. "Arch found the...

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