Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, 1930
Source: McCord Museum
Promotional Brochure: Idaho Travel, 1963
Highland Lakes, Texas, 1950s
Source: LCRA Corporate Archives on Flickr
Flatlands, Campbellton, New Brunswick, 1908
Photo: Wm. Notman & Son / Source: McCord Museum
Cross Creek, Florida, 1949
Source: State Archives of Florida
Sun Valley, Idaho, 1941
An enormously popular image on both fashion and fishing blogs, this Robert Capa photograph of Gary Cooper crossing a creek appeared in a Life magazine article shot on Ernest Hemingway’s ranch and was oddly titled “Life Goes Hunting in Sun Valley.” Capa, who co-founded Magnum Photos in Paris, covered five wars (his Spanish Civil War photo “Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death” is most famous) as well as covering lighter moments for Life.
Wyoming, Fall 1928
Ernest Hemingway with trusty fly rod and creel.
South Bend Tarp Oreno Tarpon Special
Founded in 1895 in the South Bend, Indiana home of F.G. Worden, The South Bend Bait Company was famous for the Oreno lures including the famous Bass Oreno, Trout Oreno and Surf Oreno. The Tarp Oreno was one of the South Bend family of single hook lures made famous by Zane Grey. The Tarpon Special (1951 to 1953) was rigged with a through-wire and break away mechanism for the tail hook.
Source: Lang’s Auction
Source: Library and Archives Canada
International Billfish Tournament, Kona, Hawaii, 1967
Actor Lee Marvin congratulates Dr. Richard Kelley for landing a Pacific blue marlin while Chuck Kelley holds the fishing pole.
Source: Saturday Briefing