The first American fly-fishing story? Washington Irving's "The Angler"
I'm no expert on the history of fly-fishing, nor on fishing literature or nature writing. I am certainly an interested, passionate student who is willing to share what I learn on the Storied Waters tour, which will be a total immersion in both fly-fishing our most famous waters and writings thereabout. (Let's hope this is a figurative immersion, not a literal one.) So where did all this writing about fishing begin? Way back in 1496, Dame Juliana Berners wrote A Treatise of Fi