I met James Thull in a stuffy room on the second floor of Montana State University’s library. Shaved head, goatee, Gandhi glasses–he looks as though he just stepped off the set of a white-washed kung-fu flick from the 70s. He would have been cast as the gatekeeper of a secret-holding shrine in some mythical land. Depending on whether or not you’re into fishing, his real job might be more interesting than that of his B-movie character.
James Thull oversees Montana State University’s Trout & Salmonid Special Collections library. Anything that relates back to trout and salmonids, James probably has it somewhere in the stacks. Old casting VHSs, books on angling from the 1600s, even the first issue of The Drake.
In this episode, we hear about the Trout & Salmnid Special Collection and why it matters. We also hear from some of the biggest names in flyfishing when we play selected clips from the collection’s Angling Oral Histories.
This episode of The DrakeCast is sponsored by our good friends at Scott Fly Rods and Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures.
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