S4:E47 Legends of Fly Fishing: Joe Brooks

Joe Brooks was one of America’s greatest sportsman, and his contribution to the rise of fly fishing in America, including the conservation of our fisheries, is unparalleled. With this episode, we start a new series called “Legends of Fly Fishing,” in which we profile some of the great contributors to our sport. First up is Joe Brooks, whose first half of life and second half of life couldn’t be more different. Joe’s life is inspiring on so many different levels, one of which is that he didn’t make his most important contribution to the sport until late midlife. See below for a link to where you can watch the full documentary on his amazing life called “Finding Joe Brooks.”


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What part of the story of Joe Brooks do you resonate with most? Do you have other,  additional anecdotes about Joe Brooks?

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To watch the documentary that we mention in the podcast, visit the Joe Brooks Documentary web site.


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One Reply to “S4:E47 Legends of Fly Fishing: Joe Brooks”

  1. Be sure to check out the spring online issue of The Loop which will come out later this month. I am one of the authors and was privileged to have known Joe Brooks during the last 12 years of his life.

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