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"Rodgered By a Natural"

Posted on April 07 2008

In the U.K.’s Times Online, Brian Clarke talks about all the “subsidiary passions” attached to fly fishing: literature, observance of nature, and, of course, the tying of insect imitations, some much better than others. “The world of close imitation has produced some wonderful boasts of accuracy, my favourite being one recorded by a 19th-century angler in the records of the ancient Houghton Club in Hampshire. He claimed to have created such a realistic imitation of a female mayfly that ‘the moment I opened my box it was rodgered by a natural.'”

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