Charlie Brooks Speaks

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Charlie Brooks Speaks

Postby UC Steve » Sat May 24, 2014 3:18 pm

Came across this informative profile of Charles Brooks, including an audio of soul-man Brooks reading & answering 12 questions posed by Rick Hafele, recorded in 1988. Awesome stuff for soft-hackle nerds!

http://www.laughingrivers.com/charlie_brooks.html
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Re: Charlie Brooks Speaks

Postby JohnP » Sat May 24, 2014 6:03 pm

Wow! Thanks for posting this link. Charles Brooks was one of my early fly-fishing heroes and I own several of his books. It is fascinating to hear his voice and I particularly liked his answer to question 6. :)
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Re: Charlie Brooks Speaks

Postby UC Steve » Sat May 24, 2014 6:55 pm

I loved question 6. Think that one rankled Charlie a bit. Brooks, as I understand it, had a reputation as a taciturn loner & astute observer/pragmatist with little affection or patience for his detractors, who, we see, he refers to as "Numbnuts". He was formidable.
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Re: Charlie Brooks Speaks

Postby redsedge » Sun May 25, 2014 2:14 pm

Thank you! These recordings of Charlie are too much! Appropriate for this Memorial Day weekend - Charlie was retired Air Force, I believe. Love his #6 answer, too.
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Re: Charlie Brooks Speaks

Postby Roadkill » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:09 pm

Thanks for these words of wisdom!! :D
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