F. M. Halford and Repetitive Strain Injury

September 11, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Alastair Robertson of the Scotsman.com comments on the progenitor of dry fly fishing. “FM Halford was by all accounts a bit of a pain but he is credited with, if not inventing dry fly fishing then at least working out and writing down what you had to do to catch a fish. First you spot a fish eating winged insects. Then you cast a fly at him which looks like one of the insects, making sure it lands the right way up and the right way round. At the same time you have to drop it neatly on the water so that it floats over the fish without creating a terrible kerfuffle.”