If you are a big fan of EH, please check out this online archive of Hemingway’s ephemera from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Here’s a link to one of the photo galleries!
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as a kid I was always enamored by the fishing stories of Ernest Hemingway. he was a crusty old man with a sharp pen and a unconditional love for the outdoors. the old man in the sea was actually written about his first mate, Gregorio who was with Hemingway from the early 30’s. the stories of cuba and fishing on the Pilar during the hey day of marlin and big game fishing must have been insane. Lefty Kreh’s first fly caught bonefish was caught in Cuba and he always said the fishery there was fantastic. Lefty also said that Castro liked to fish and was actually quite an angler. He won Hemingway’s marlin tournaments from time to time. I can imagine how primitive and adventurous is was back then when the ocean was filled with large pelagics. it is always fun to look back to the past and be reminded of the contributions these pioneers made in our sport the old school way sans fish finders, gps and braided lines…
story about the “old man” cuban fisherman, Gregorio Fuentes who died at the age of 104.