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Oh, The Memories

FISHING DAYS RELIVED IN PHOTOS

Posted: February 7, 2013 at 5 a.m.

J.D. Fletcher of Eagle Rock, Mo., has 40 to 50 albums of photos, letters and newspaper and magazine articles from his years as a fishing guide on Table Rock Lake and the Kings River. He’s kept every photo he’s taken since the 1950s and has a vast collection of lures and fishing tackle. Here he looks at some of his photos on Feb. 1. The photo above Fletcher’s chair shows Fletcher, second from left, and some of his friends after trout fishing at Roaring River State Park.
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J.D. Fletcher of Eagle Rock, Mo., has 40 to 50 albums of photos, letters and newspaper and magazine articles from his years as a fishing guide on Table Rock Lake and the Kings River. He’s kept every photo he’s taken since the 1950s and has a vast collection of lures and fishing tackle. Here he looks at some of his photos on Feb. 1. The photo above Fletcher’s chair shows Fletcher, second from left, and some of his friends after trout fishing at Roaring River State Park.

TEAGLE ROCK, Mo. - There’s no telling how many thousands of watery miles J.D. Fletcher logged during the decades he worked as a fishing guide on the Kings River and Table Rock Lake.

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Anglers kept every fish they caught up to the daily limit during trips Fletcher guided in the 1960s. Fletcher started to prom... (Credit: J.D Fletcher)

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J.D. Fletcher shows a black bass he caught from the White River by laying the fish on his paddle. Note the wooden john boat t... (Credit: J.D. Fletcher)

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Fletcher shows a largemouth bass caught during one of his float trips. (Credit: J.D. Fletcher)

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Fletcher was in the bait and tackle business before he became a fishing guide. Fletcher, right, fishes from the bow of a wood... (Credit: J.D. Fletcher)

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