Art Lee, a writer and guide who described the sylvan joys — and the slyest tricks — of fly-fishing to generations of trout and salmon anglers, died on July 25 at a hospital in Middletown, N.Y. He was 76.
Mr. Lee suffered a heart attack in his home in Roscoe, N.Y., in Sullivan County, on July 22 and was taken off life support three days later, said Galen Mercer, an illustrator of Mr. Lee’s books.
Mr. Lee, in his pursuit of fish, championed streamside tactics over entomological science.
In an age when the sport was growing more technical, he argued that knowing where fish hide, stalking them without spooking them and casting to them perfectly were more important than carrying hundreds of flies to “match the hatch” — or imitate the exact insects on the water.
LINK (via: The New York Times)