Fly-Fishing Quote: How to Weigh a Trout

Charles Dudley Warner, essayist, novelist, and friend of Mark Twain.
ca. 1897

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Fish always lose by being “got in and dressed.” It is best to weigh them while they are in the water. The only really large one I ever caught got away with my leader when I first struck him. He weighed ten pounds.

—Charles Dudley Warner, In the Wilderness (1878)

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