Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Ernest Schwiebert, Who'd Rather Be Fishing, Dies at 74 - New York Times

For fly fishermen, Ernie Schwiebert was not just a fellow fisherman, or just a writer, he was legend, possibly the most influential figure in the sport through the twentieth century. If I was asked to name the three most important books about fly fishing, Schwiebert's 1955 classic Matching the Hatch would be up there on the list, along with Ray Bergman's Trout and Robert Travers' Trout Madness. Follow the link to an excellent NY times obituary. Schwiebert died at age 74, Saturday, of cancer.

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