In search of Detached Badger

For those of you not familiar with the history of dry-fly fishing (me included until quite recently), or the provenance of the Oakley Beat at Mottisfont, the key figure in this very English drama is F.M. Halford (1844–1914). This photo of him was taken not long before he died. During his life he wrote many books on the subject and articles for  ‘The Field’ magazine under the pen name of Detached Badger [Ed: why? SR: still to find out.]

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