FISHLESS DAYS, ANGLING NIGHTS BY SPARSE GREY HACKLE
"Sparse Grey Hackle" was the pen name of A.W. Miller, a journalist and member of a fishing club that leased water on the Beaverkill. The book is a collection of short pieces, most of them humorous in the self-deprecatory style that seems to be a feature of much of angling's best writing. There's also a story on Theodore Gordon that gives some interesting biographical information on this elusive maven of American flyfishing. (Gordon, by the way, corresponded regularly with G.E.M. Skues, who instructed Gordon in upstream tactics.) Crown Publishers, 1971.