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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!
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.
The dogs will bark, but the caravan marches on.
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.
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.
Thanks for these words of wisdom!!