Friday, December 23, 2005

Bag a Macnab for the Holidays

The Financial Times has a story about one anglers quest to bag a Fly Fishing Macnab. The term "Macnab" in this context, comes from the book "John Macnab" by John Bucan in which the title character must bag (by poaching) a stag, a brace of grouse, and a salmon all in one day on land who's owners had been forewarned. The author of this article describes the more modern and legal fly fishing equivalent of this to be catching a salmon, sea trout, brown trout, and sea bass all in the same day. And to think, all this time I thought the phrase "bagging a Macnab" was something a defensive linebacker might do.

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