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QuoteAs he enters his mid seventies, Henry Winkler is experiencing an impressive late-career renaissance. Last year, he won his first ever Emmy Award for his supporting role as acting coach Gene Cousineau on Barry, the acclaimed HBO show. Alien Superstar, the latest in a series of best-selling children's books Winkler has written with a co-author, Lin Oliver, was published in early October by Amulet. And he is set to appear in Wes Anderson's highly anticipated forthcoming film, The French Dispatch, the release date of which is yet to be disclosed. All of these accomplishments suggest Winkler has achieved a level of confidence that seems to have been lacking in his professional life since Happy Days, the TV show in which he starred as hip greaser Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli, ended its decade-long run 35 years ago. What accounts for his recent success? He chalks it up, in large part, to an unlikely pastime: fly fishing.
QuoteEDITOR'S NOTE: This essay by Luke Geppert of Dover earned second place in Trout Unlimited's 2019 Teen Camp Essay Contest. Participants at TU's regional Youth Fly Fishing and Conservation summer camps are invited to enter the contest. The 2019 essay prompt was, "Why is conservation important to fly fishing?" To learn more about the program, visit www.tu.org/camps.
QuoteNelson Bryant, whose lyrical columns in The New York Times for nearly four decades chronicled his love affair with fishing, hunting and outdoor life, and made him the dean of outdoor writers in America, died on Saturday in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. He was 96.
QuoteHis first Times column, on Oct. 31, 1967, offered thoughts on pickerel vs. trout, and hints of the writer to come: "The thought of fly casting for a fish that bears a superficial resemblance to a snake may be more than some purists can stomach. Trout are beautiful and wise, pickerel are neither. However, a man cannot always chase rainbows."
QuoteFly fishers are always looking for an edge in their pursuit of trout — a new fly rod or maybe a new fly line.They are always looking for the latest and greatest fly to tie to the end of their line.While the materials and the creativity for tying flies have never been greater than they are today, a look back in time can lead to the rediscovery of some tried and true fly patterns.One of the old fly tyers who was both innovative and creative was New Hampshire's own Ora Smith.Ora lived in the Keene area. He taught fly tying in adult education classes from the late '60's until the early '90s. He passed away in 2007
QuoteHis fishing collection, meanwhile, includes more than 18,000 flies, 380 fly fishing books, 50 fly rods and 45 fly reels. Due to limited space, Kesselring will present just the international part of his collection, which includes handtied flies from far-flung places such as Tasmania, Argentina, Siberia, South Africa, Japan, Ireland and Norway.
QuoteHis favorite pastime was fly fishing. During his lifetime he wrote a book on fly fishing and wrote many articles about fly fishing, fly tying, hunting and trapping for sports magazines.
QuoteDan Bailey's Fly Shop is under new ownership as of Wednesday afternoon, according to new co-owner Dale Sexton."We now officially own Dan Bailey's fly shop," Sexton said. Sexton, owner of Timber Trails, an outdoor recreation and rental company in Livingston, purchased the fly shop in a 50/50 partnership with Kansas City business owner Mark Gurley. Gurley, who learned to fly fish from Sexton, has frequently traveled to Livingston over the past 20 years to partake in fly fishing.Sexton will operate the majority of the business.The sale applies to the Dan Bailey's brand name as well as the iconic storefront on 209 W. Park St. The sale also includes the store's current inventory as well as any intellectual property associated with the brand name.