Lefty Kreh needs no introduction, of course, but hearing him tell his own story in an unrehearsed fashion is simply fascinating. In this first part of Eric Stroup’s interview with Lefty, he describes the very beginning of his life in fly fishing, including his friendship with Joe Brooks. He even relates the story of buying his first reel, which we featured a couple weeks ago. He moves on to talk about the fly-fishing industry of today, about which he has some reservations. And did you know that Lefty survived a bout with anthrax after the war? Very cool stuff.