Sport: Goggle Fishing

Izaak Walton's definitive work on 17th-Century fishing, The Compleat Angler, is now a literary curiosity rather than a manual. A treatise published this week borrowed from its title but not its style. The Compleat Goggler* introduced a new sport, told the best ways of indulging it.

Guy Gilpatric, author of The Compleat Goggler and inventor of the sport, was a professional aviator who climbed to a passenger altitude record after three months as a licensed pilot, an advertiser who climbed to a vice-presidency after 13 years with Manhattan's Federal Advertising Agency. Then...