Posted on December 26 2010
Frederick Post columnist Dan Neuland floats down the Potomac and back in time with Lefty Kreh, whose introduction to the sport of fly fishing came when Joe Brooks handed him a rod on the same river in the early 1950s.
“Brooks believed that given reasonably good fly fishing conditions, the fly rod would outfish any other rod. On that day, Lefty was convinced that plug casting would produce the best results. However, when they stopped on a large rock for lunch and Brooks proceeded to take fish after fish on a small black-and-white streamer fly, Lefty was amazed.”