Field and Stream
was The Compleat Angler brought to life. He knew more about fish and fishing than anyone I can call to mind. He was also able to write about it better than anyone else, and he excelled at the unglamorous art of how-to. A.J. knew that the secret to writing great instructional prose is not to make it sound like instructional prose. Read what follows and tell me it sounds like information. I should add that he was one of the nicer guys ever to flog a stream.