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December 07, 2016
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The rainiest season

Some days ago, Mr. Ado Poblete hosted a gathering of fly fishers and their wives. One of the attendees at that dinner was Mr. Gibson McKean. Mr. McKean showed us the most beautiful book regarding fishing that I have ever seen. In this book, there were some 50 color pictures of trout fishing and trout themselves. As you turned the pages, the photos covered both the left and right hand pages in one continuous picture. The book was put together without any visible stitches or glue lines. After allowing us all to view the book, we were told that there were only three copies of this book in existence. The book was given to Mr. McKean in appreciation of his generosity in sharing water that he owns with friends. Due to the rareness of this volume, it is absolutely priceless. Mr. McKean is a fortunate fellow to have friends like this.

Barb and I are looking forward to the 2012 fishing season and I will be tying lots of flies while down in the Lone Star State. In the meantime, this column will appear on the fourth Thursday of the month.

[From November through March, “The Complete Tangler” will appear once a month, the fourth week of the month.]