New York Times Eulogizes Ernest Schwiebert

December 13, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Ernest Schwiebert, an architect and planner whose lifelong passion for fishing led him to write influential books on piscatorial matters like how trout perceive insects – all the better to make lures to catch them – died on Saturday at his home in Princeton, N.J. He was 74. The cause was renal cancer, said his son, Erik.” Even though the obituary speciously credits Mr. Schwiebert with being the first to “link” artificial flies to emerging mayflies, it does include interesting details about Schwiebert’s extraordinary contributions to the sport. Article by Douglas Martin.