The Salmon Fly

(A writing to Dewey Gillespie from a very respected friend AJH)

Naturally no one human being can be an authority on flies.  The fly then, is a device to conjure with.  The perfect fly is to an angler as his potions are to a Witch Doctor.  The angler guards then jealously, handles them with care and reverence, and casts them out in the same mixture of faith and cunning as the heathen sorcerer uses to destroy an enemy or make it rain.