World's greatest flyfisher also played baseball
LOS ANGELES The sportswriter who dubbed Ted Williams "The Splendid Splinter" was referring to the bat swung by the world's greatest hitter. But he could have as easily been talking about Williams' split-bamboo fly rod.
Williams, who died recently in Inverness, Fla., at age 83, took his flyfishing as seriously as he did his baseball. His extraordinary angling prowess went beyond the physical skills of a gifted athlete.
Martyn Vickers fished for Atlantic salmon with Williams ...
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