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ReMaking History, Volume 1, 1st Edition by William Gurstelle

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Chapter 8 Dame Juliana Berners and the Fishing Lure 1486 CE

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Recreational fishing has been around for a long, long time. Ancient writers like Plutarch, Plato, and Aristotle, to name a few, make references to this pastime. But the first real fishing guide, with instructions on how to make rods, lines, and lures, was an interesting little manual called Treatyse of Fysshynge with an Angle, published at the beginning of the age of Early Modern Science—around 1486 CE. Perhaps a bit surprisingly, its author was an English nun.

The Lure of Making Lures

Dame Juliana Berners, prioress of the Priory of St. Mary of Sopwell, was the Ernest Hemmingway ...

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