Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Fly Fishing History
Ok one last site for tonight. As an avid reader of Walton's, "Compleate Angler"I am in giddy awe of this one. A History of fly fishing.
The earliest recorded reference to fly fishing describes the Macedonian way of fishing for fish with speckled skins that feed on flys. "They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock's wattles, and which in colour are like wax. Their rod is six feet long, and their line is the same length. Then they throw their snare, and the fish, attracted and maddened by the colour, comes straight at it, thinking from the pretty sight to gain a dainty mouthful; when, however, it opens its jaws, it is caught by the hook, and enjoys a bitter repast, a captive