Lefty Kreh turns 93, but prefers to celebrate his mentor Joe Brooks

Joe Brooks

Lefty Kreh’s long and celebrated life as one of the world’s great fly fishermen started in 1947, when he drove his Model A Ford from Frederick to Baltimore so Joe Brooks could show him how to use the fiberglass rod he had just purchased from Tochterman’stackle shop in Fells Point.

Brooks took Kreh to a grassy spot along Herring Run on the northeast side of the city, and that’s where a larger-than-life man, on his way to legendary status, introduced his new friend and protege — a future legend himself — to the fine art of fly casting.

LINK (via: The Baltimore Sun)

Lefty relationship with Joe Brooks figures prominently in The Joe Brooks Story which is scheduled to be released on Father’s Day. 

 

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