All The Best Celebrating Lefty Kreh

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(Pallot wrote the book with backing from the guys at Temple Fork.) The book is, as the cover states, "celebrating" the life of Lefty Kreh, but to me, it reads best as fly fishing history. What strikes me the most is how Lefty seemed to be everywhere; directly or tangentially involved in every major fly fishing development of the 20th century. Getting mentored by Joe Brooks, developing the Deceiver, testing Bob Clouser's new fly, pioneering saltwater along with Ted Williams, Stu Apte, Del Brown, and others, hanging with Dave Whitlock, Jimmy Albright, Ted Juracsik, Pallot...how did this guy manage to know so many people and fish so many places? Fly fishing as we know it doesn't exist without Lefty and the people in the book with whom he is connected. As it's a biography, there are plenty of tidbits that are obscure but enjoyable in their quirkiness, like the black and white photo on p.26 with the caption: "Uncle Hen," as the Kreh children called him, built many boats like this. He

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