Joan Wulff: "How I Started Fly Fishing"

October 31, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

From the New York Times‘s April 3, 1988 edition comes this gem in which Joan Salvato Wulff describes how her infatuation with fly fishing began: with the sudden realization that ”It’s better to be the fisherman than the rower.”
“In those days there was no way I could have made my living at tournament casting, but I didn’t want to find myself happily teaching dance at age 75, without having fulfilled my fishing dreams. So I turned professional as a caster, giving sport show demonstrations, and a line manufacturer gave me part-time work as a good-will representative, calling on its Eastern dealers. I had no ambition to be rich – just happy, in the fishing field.”