“My biggest worry is that when I’m dead and gone, my wife will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it.” – Koos Brandt

Fishing with the Fellows
Fishing with the Fellows

“In the United States, fly fishermen are thought to be the first anglers to have used artificial lures for bass fishing. After pressing into service the fly patterns and tackle designed for trout and salmon to catch largemouth and smallmouth bass, they began to adapt these patterns into specific bass flies. Fly fishermen seeking bass developed the spinner/fly lure and bass popper fly, which are still used today.[49]

In the late 19th century, American anglers, such as Theodore Gordon, in the Catskill Mountains of New York began using fly tackle to fish the region’s many brook trout-rich streams such as the Beaverkill and Willowemoc Creek. Many of these early American fly fishermen also developed new fly patterns and wrote extensively about their sport, increasing the popularity of fly fishing in the region and in the United States as a whole.[49] The Junction Pool in Roscoe, where the Willowemoc flows into the Beaver Kill, is the center of an almost ritual pilgrimage every April 1, when the season begins. Albert Bigelow Paine, a New England author, wrote about fly fishing in The Tent Dwellers, a book about a three week trip he and a friend took to central Nova Scotia in 1908.” Wikipedia

courtesy mouldychum.com
courtesy mouldychum.com

LINKS:

The American Angler by Thaddeus Norris

Fishing for History

Fun Fishing Quotes

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. You really cover a lot of historical areas. I love it.

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    1. Great! My mind goes in all directions–life is so full of interesting things.

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      1. Me too. I like variety.

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  2. gpcox says:

    The title you put here is ideal!!

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    1. It made me laugh when I read it. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  3. I loved the title too. If you haven’t seen it you might enjoy the film ‘A River Runs Through It’ which has a strong theme running through it about two brothers who love fly fishing. It’s a great period piece too.

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    1. I remember enjoying it, but I think I’d like to see it again. After watching it I wanted to go fishing, but I don’t like fish. Instead I’d like to dress in old clothes and read a book by the river 🙂

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      1. I think you were born in the wrong century.

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