Monday, June 19, 2006

how the trout killed custer. ra! trout!

Totally great history post from DT4 regarding how a fly fishing general helped cook the goose of Custer during little bighorn. It's over at Flyfisherman.
Money Quote:
Gen. Crook got soundly roughed up with several casualties, he retreated back to the area of present day Sheridan, Wyoming to lick his wounds. He was an avid fly fisherman and carried a fishing rod with him. He was languishing and fishing while Custer and the 7th were getting walloped. I really wonder whether the battle would have had a different outcome if Crook had arrived as planned.

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