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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

Fishing catch from Ragged Lake, ca. 1887

Fishing catch from Ragged Lake, ca. 1887

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Maine Historical Society

Dunn had also become an accomplished fly-fisherman. In the late 1800s, a state-of-the-art fly-fishing outfit might consist of a bamboo fly rod, a reel loaded with silk fly line and hand-tied flies to simulate any number of brook trout prey.


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