its only a minute long but its a really good minute.
this is the stuff all of us fly fishers live for so there isn’t anything else to say except, enjoy !
another doozy from the infamous “Detached Badger of “The Field” *, Frederic Michael Halford, first printed in 1889 via openlibrary.org
while all of us in the Northern Hemisphere are secretly hating all those that aren’t, impatiently waiting for open waters and better days… here’s a more than amusing and informative and oh boy, once again reminder that while certain details have changed through fly fishing history, the bigger picture hasn’t evolved that much.
a few tidbits-
and if those don’t get your interest, this one on rod-holding ‘butt spears’ should do the trick.
click either text/image to access the complete 400 or so page book. its well worth the read, besides, well, its well worth the read.
the guy sure had a lot to say about everything one might want to know and then more. enjoy !
* please don’t ask. i have no idea and i really don’t want to know.
from the famous Neo-Italian Rolf Nylinder, here’s a special song for our friend Alex
“The rain was falling down.
The Baetis was hatching.
The trout was rising.
And me and my friend had a great day by the river.”
the way life was meant to be…