Google Book of the Day: Fly Fishing with Nobility

January 17, 2012 By: Benjamin Clary

When Sir Edward Grey, Viscount Grey of Fallodon wrote Fly Fishing in 1899 his objectives included explaining “how it is that we who are anglers congratulate ourselves upon having one of the best and most wonderful recreations that have ever been known to man.”

The book displays a definite loftiness in parts, reminiscent of the days before the Halford and Skues debates shook the dry-fly community.  “One man who has a hobby and may talk about it to another easily, or even with eloquence and power; but if that other has not shared the hobby, he will not understand the language, and the speaker has no right to expected that he should.”