In the Ring of the Rise
A self taught student in the science of trout behavior and insect life, his campus and laboratory was his home water of the Letort River in Pennsylvania. His studies resulted in his first book, A Modern Dry Fly Code, which far sophisticated at the time, failed commercially when first published in 1950. However, it ‘s reissue, 20 years later, influenced Swisher and Richards in the development of the “no hackle” flies and the “comparaduns” of Caucci and Nastasi, made it a classic resource. His second book, In the Ring of The Rise , 1976, provided a masterful analysis of the various rise forms associated with feeding trout and the splendid illustrations and superb photography for anglers to experience stream success.