People: Jan. 18, 1982

The roster of 20th century Presidents who have sampled the delights of fly fishing is impressive: Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower and, of course, Jimmy Carter. In "Spruce Creek Diary," a 4,000-word article that appears in the current issue of Fly Fisherman, Carter, perhaps the most avid presidential devotee of the sport, recalls with affection his fishing vacation last May in Pennsylvania. In the piece, Carter laments the loss of two prized handcrafted fly rods, which were stolen during his move from Washington to Plains, Ga. "These rods, not the election campaign,"...

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