Year of the Hendrickson: Gill on the Dry Fly circa 1915

Practical Dry-Fly Fishing
by Emlyn M. Gill

“During the past year the floating fly has been discussed more and more by our anglers, and the author predicts that within the a few years, in certain parts of our country at least, the dry-fly will become as well known and as popular as the wet fly, or sunken lure, which has been recognized from our days as the one accepted method of taking trout on American streams; while the further prediction is confidently advanced that at least on the best known, most constantly fished streams of New York and Pennsylvania, and other similar waters, the dry-fly will rapidly supplant the wet fly.”

From the book Practical Dry-Fly Fishing by Emlyn M. Gill, 1915 edition.

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