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John McDonald

All John McDonald Stories

Jun 03, 1957

DAME JULIANA'S LEGACY

In her "Treatise of Fishing with an Angle," the 15th century nun bequeathed to literature a new and enduring form of the writing art—and left to posterity a fascinating speculation

Apr 07, 1958

IN MONTANA: Armstrong's Creek

On a short, spring-born tributary of the Yellowstone River the angler enjoys a complex of problems in fishing for a bounty of large trout that are partial to small flies

Aug 16, 1954

THE BEST VACATION TROUT FISHING

There is a notion among eastern fly fishermen that river trout of the West are too easy to catch for true sport. "Fat, dumb and happy," they snort. Nevertheless, the best fly fishing in America is in progress right now in a magic 100-mile circle of the Yellowstone National Park area. There, in lovely rivers like the Snake (above), feeding trout may dimple the water like rain, but an eastern expert must bring his skill along to catch them

Oct 18, 1954

A Rare Find: GORDON'S FLY BOX

On these pages are exclusive views of the only fly box known to exist that belonged to Theodore Gordon, who originated dry-fly fishing in America; and other unique and historic memorabilia