Stu Apte: "The Only Things That Matter Are Speed and Accuracy"

Terry Tomalin of the St. Petersburg Times offers a profile of Stu Apte, who still owns two of the longest-standing fly fishing records, a 58-pound dolphin caught in 1964 and a 136-pound Pacific sailfish caught in 1965, both on 12-pound tippets. “In 2005, Apte joined the ranks of Ernest Hemingway and Zane Grey in the IGFA’s Hall of Fame. ‘For 50 years Apte fished with Ted Williams,’ proclaimed the Hall program brochure. ‘Ted taught him how to pole a boat and called him “bush” because he considered Apte’s skills “bush league” compared to his own. When Williams finally started calling him “Stu,” Apte knew he had made it.'”

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