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Reviewed By Tom Travis - June 02, 2014


This volume will only by found on the shelves of dealers of out-of-print-angling books. The information provided will put you on the trail and you should be able to obtain a copy costing from $25.00 to $40.00 and trust me it is worth the cost.

The contributing authors of this volume is a very impressive list including Izzak Walton, Washington Irving, Grover Cleveland, William Senior, Roderick L. Haig-Brown, William Scrope and John J. Audubon to name a few.

This is not a pure fly fishing volume but is a collection of essays dealing with angling and is most enjoyable to read. Eugene Burns was masterful in bringing foward the works of all these truly remarkable writers that span the centuries of angling history.

As a side note, some of you may know the name Eugene Burns as he published Advanced Fly Fishing in 1953 and Fresh and Saltwater Spinning in 1952 and before that he published Then There Was One: The U.S.S. Enterprise and the First Year of War in 1944. Eugene was a war correspondent and a member of the greatest generation who untimely death at age 52 on the streets of Baghdad, Iraq in August 1957 while working as a correspondent robbed us of future offerings from this gifted writer and editor.

This volume will entertain and inform you in many different ways and will enrich your angling life.

Edited By: Eugene Burns
Illustrated by Louis Macouillard
Copyright 1952, The Stackpole Company,
Published by The Telegraph Press, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Enjoy & Good Readin'
Tom Travis, Author, Angling Historian and Fly Fisherman


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