Paul Smith writes in the Telegram about what made Art Lee so special.
Art Lee certainly lived the life, that’s my terminology for making a living doing what you love to do. It truly is the way to go. But it isn’t very often an easy stunt to pull off, unless you are a member of the Rolling Stones or some such thing. Art Lee joined the marines out of college and ended up as a military photographer. He leaned to fly fish, had a god given gift for putting words on paper and shazam! The three melded into one whole career.
In the 1960s Art Lee began writing for Fly Fisherman. At that time it was the only show in town with regard to fly fishing media. Art had a magical knack for explaining the finest, slickest, and most esoteric details to aspiring anglers. At a time when most folks were matching the hatch for trout, Art still emphasized presentation, reading water, and skill with the stick, over total dependence on one’s fly.
LINK (via: The Telegram)