Semi-non-sequitur.... Not sure how public he was about it, but pretty sure Kuralt was a fly fisherman. If I recall, he had a nice place not that far from our fishing property (in MT). I didn't know him, but my uncles used to run into him periodically. Not sure if his family still owns the place of if they sold it after he passed away...Shortly after Wulff's death Charles Kuralt, then host of the CBS television show Sunday Morning publicly commented: "Lee Wulff was to fly fishing what Einstein was to physics".
Read Lee Wulff's wiki bio. Writer, pilot, artist, conservationists, filmmaker... 3 sport college athlete at San Diego State, then Stanford for engineering degree, then move to Paris to study art before coming back to New York as a working artist.
Oh, and all the fishing.
I recall seeing an old Trout Unlimited magazine in the 80's that showed an older Lee Wulff and his wife, Joan, fishing for steelhead in BC. He caught a near 20 pound steelhead on a size 24/26-ish dropper fly off a caddis dry I think, or something along those lines.
Had photos of the sequence.
Quite a life !
Haven't gone yet, but from the little I know the fishing is good as ever. Very few people, no roads, and it's illegal to fish there as a non-resident without the use of an outfitter/guide. The only exception is if you are related to somebody with residency.So has the fishery held up or has it diminished as Curt predicts in the video?
True fact: Lee Wulff actually invented Steeze, though the term came about much later. Neither of those particular name-brand products, but he was using the most sophisticated high tech gear of the day.The amazing part of the whole video is they did it with no Yeti coolers , Simms rain coats,and just rubber waders. It's a wonder they survived !