To Be a Joe Brooks Pupil …

August 1, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Jennings Culley recalls his own tutelage under Joe Brooks and the many contributions Brooks made to the sport of fly fishing. “The superstars of the sports world worshipped him. Ted Williams was a neighbor and fishing pupil of Brooks in the Florida Keys. Jack Nicklaus said he read every book the guy wrote. Sam Snead admired his deftness with a fly rod. But it was the average angler who marveled at his technique on TV shows and clung to his every tip. A kind, gentle soul, he would stoop to help anyone.” In the Richmond, Virginia Times-Dispatch.