Tuesday, December 2, 2014

To fish with bait, or wait?

Rangeley Lakes - click to enlarge
Photo: George's Outdoor News, George Smith
  In the early last century and the century before (1800-1920) as "war" was fought in the Rangeley Lakes. 
  Most people fished for food.  They took fish with bait.  Then came the "sports" from the east coast cities.   They fished with flies, for sport.
  The two sides didn't get along to say the least.  It was a mostly verbal war.  In one instance a cook fishing for food has a large trout on his line.  "Play it!, play it" shouted at sport.  "Play your grandmother" the cook shouted back as he waved a 15 pounder over his head.
  Read more: http://georgesoutdoornews.bangordailynews.com/2014/11/28/maine-woods/battle-rages-over-rangeley-fishing-between-bait-and-fly-fishermen/

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