James Easton Brodhead’s fish story – summer 1916

James Easton Brodhead

James Easton Brodhead – image from my family’s personal collection

Just a quick post to share a little article “A Fisherman’s Scales” which I came across online and found rather funny. It’s from Fur-Fish-Game Volumes 23-24 (A. R. Harding Publishing Company, 1 January 1916) and gives a bit of a glimpse into the life of my great-grandfather A. D. Brodhead’s brother James Easton Brodhead who lived in that grand house in Flemington, NJ, and about whom I wrote in a past post. I imagine that once this little piece was published, his siblings (those still alive at that point) and children gave him a bit of a razz. James would have been about 68 at the time, and likely went on to catch many more fish. He was child number four of A. J. Brodhead and Ophelia Easton‘s ten children but he outlived all of them, dying on 10 November 1943 at the ripe old age of 92. Enjoy the fish story and feel free to share one of your own in the comment box below!

Do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish. ~Mark Twain

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Fur-Fish-Game Volumes 23-24 (A. R. Harding Publishing Company, 1 January 1916) – CREDIT: Google Books

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Salmon and Sea Trout Flies from Fly Fishing (1899), Sir Edward Grey, 1920 edition (Wikimedia – Public domain in US)

 

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8 thoughts on “James Easton Brodhead’s fish story – summer 1916

  1. No doubt he caught a whopper. Or was that told a whopper? 🙂 –Curt

  2. Debra Brodhead

    Gail, can you email me the pictures in this post? I would like to make copies and probably frame the one with all the family in it. I don’t have any pictures like this. I’m not sure got of them but I would like to have copies for my son. Thank you, Debbie

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Barbara Brodhead

    Hahaha! Loved this story! What fun to get a “sneek peek” into his life!
    Thank you for sharing!

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

  4. You’re welcome!

  5. Now that is one funny story! 🙂

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