February 12, 1915
Dear Mr. Steenrod:
There is a great amount of vibration in the table I use for typewriting, etc. It is bad for the machine, and unpleasant. Do you know of a little solid table second hand that could be had very cheap?. . .
P.S. I am still terribly thin. Have to diet too much. The best fun of any of the fishing books I got in Savannah was one by a Scotch professional fisherman called, “The Angler and the Loop Rod.” The author knew it all. He went for Mr. Pennell and scalped him bald headed; then presented his own flies as perfect imitations. They were killing wet flies on Twee and Clyde, but very simple. The only proper way to fish was with a 14 foot spliced rod, 15 foot leader, 9 flies in the day time, six flies at night. Wish I had kept that book.
Edited by John McDonald, by permission of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers.