Charles Cotton and the Dun Cut
Charles Cotton knew far more about how to enjoy life than he did about making money, which is fortunate for us, because he became Izaac Walton's greatest friend and ended up writing a book about fly fishing that was still being used a century later.
Charles Cotton is featured in Andrew's book The History of Fly Fishing, which is the most comprehensive history of fly fishing available today. You can order the book by visiting this link. You can learn more about Cotton in Angling Giants, another classic from the amusing and informative pen of this well-known author.