Hard for any American who happens to, on occasion, cast a Parachute Adams or a San Juan Worm into cool, rushing waters to not know about Ted Williams, decorated fighter pilot, legendary baseball player AND, as it were, the greatest fly fisherman to ever live.
If you’re not familiar with the man Boston once revered as the “Splendid Splinter”, who flew 39 combat missions during the Korean War, then allow the late John Facenda, the godly voice of football, narrate Williams in a noncombat mission: to catch an Atlantic Salmon, with his fly rod.
“That’s the fish you want to keep catching. You don’t quite get your bell full of it.”
If you’re not familiar with how to fly fish, that’s okay too, because here’s a quick, easy instructional video from Orvis that shows you just how to do it:
Orvis, the family-owned brand founded in Manchester, Vermont back in 1856, not only gives tutelage to military veterans through clips like this — they also offer a 10% discount to verified service members.
To get the discount, click here, then click on the red TroopID button once you get to checkout.