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“We Asked That Stream for Trout, and It Gave Us a Chub.”

October 20, 2011 By: Benjamin Clary

Among Aldo Leopold’s essays in Sand County Almanac is the masterpiece “June.”  Although the essay harkens back to the time of silk lines, Leopold’s description of fishermen proves timeless years later.  “But, as I said, no prudent man is a fishermen”, Leopold writes referring to the pursuit of trout and the willingness to lose a “dollar’s worth of fly and leader” just to land one.