Fly Fishing People: John Smeaton

June 28, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

John Smeaton may not be a household name in the U.S., but it certainly is in Scotland and in western Europe. Smeaton was the baggage handler who, one year ago, fought back against one of the bombers at Glasgow Airport and helped drag an injured colleague to safety. “John Smeaton is a remarkable man. He has the ability to smoke a cigarette, fiddle with the TomTom sat-nav, rummage for the next packet of Marlboro Lights, discuss Michael Bloomberg, the Mayor of New York, and the multi-billionaire’s preference for the great rivers of Colorado for fly fishing and drive through Glasgow’s early morning traffic without once slamming us into the tail of the car in front.” Stephen McGinty in The Scotsman.