January 20, 1915
Dear Mr. Steenrod:
I have just found a very rare hook, such as is made by local blacksmiths for the Indians in British Columbia waters. I enclose this hook and two very large hand forged sea hooks. Will you be kind enough to have these photographed to size, and let me know the cost. The Indian hook is particularly interesting. I had a few of the big hand forged and sent all of them except these two to a friend at Santa Catalina Island, California. He was much pleased and used them in the big fish there. Hardy made a wonderful big spoon to imitate a flying fish, and I sent it to my friend. It was strongly and beautifully made, and spun perfectly. Hardy can do fine work when he puts his best men on it…
Edited by John McDonald, by permission of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers.