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Robert Traver's Loon Calls on the Polecat

A legendary fly-fishing writer's "chronic pooptitude of overripe maturity," at a secret lake.

Robert Traver's Loon Calls on the Polecat

"Fleeting pauses in the immeasurable unraveling of time." (Robert Seaman art)

Editor's note: will periodically be posting articles written and published before the Internet, from the Fly Fisherman magazine print archives. The wit and wisdom from legendary fly-fishing writers like Ernest Schwiebert, Gary LaFontaine, Lefty Kreh, John Voelker, Al Caucci & Bob Nastasi, Vince Marinaro, Doug Swisher & Carl Richards, Nick Lyons, and many more deserve a second life. These articles are reprinted here exactly as published in their day and may contain information, philosophies, or language that reveals a different time and age. This should be used for historical purposes only.

This article originally appeared in the May 1984...

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