Theodore Gordon, a consumptive hermit, was a writer who fished the Catskill region of New York State in the late 19th century through the early 20th century. He wrote articles for the 'Fishing Gazette' from 1890 on and published works in Forest and Stream from 1903, sometimes under the pseudonym 'Badger Hackle'. Though he never published a book he is often called the father of the American school of dry-fly fishing after he imported English fly-fishing tackle and flies and began to alter the English flies to precisely match the insects hatching in the Neversink, Beaverkill and Willowemoc rivers. Wikipedia*
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Theodore Gordon has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1993 Forum.