Charles K. Fox
How to describe Charles Fox? Gentleman, author, fly fisher, conservationist, historian. Try all of the above. In his home on the Letort, Charlie formed his philosophy and techniques, especially with terrestrials, that are laid out in his best-known book, The Wonderful World of Trout. It was also here that Charlie helped pioneer the concept of “catch and release” fishing in the 1940’s, more than a decade before Trout Unlimited championed the cause. It was also here that he entertained fellow members of the fly fishing fraternity: Ernest Schweibert, Vince Marinaro, Sparse Grey Hackle, Ed Shenk and Joe Brooks. Charlie editedPennsylvania Angler magazine for several years and also worked as an editor at Stackpole Publishing Company.