Books: Advice from an Expert

On sale in U.S. bookstores this week is a masterfully written treatise by an experienced fisherman that is likely to be read for a long time. The author believes in using both wet and dry flies—and worms, too.

"Is it not an art," he asks in a quaint prose, "to deceive a trout with an artificial fly—a trout that is more sharp-sighted than any hawk and more watchful and timorous than your high-mettled falcon is bold?" Deceiving trout with worms is also an art, the author believes, and a sport, too. He recommends "lively, quick,...

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