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READY, SET, FISH!

SUSTAINED BY WINTER-LONG DAYDREAMS OF THE OCCASION, TROUT FISHERMEN SUCCUMB, IN DROVES, TO THE MAGICAL LURE OF OPENING DAY

The village of Riverton, Conn. fills up fast on opening day. Some of the anglers fall victim to barbs—verbal as well as steel—as they form a piscatorial gauntlet near the Hitchcock chair factory. A few of the more fortunate souls will actually catch some fat trout.

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BILL EPPRIDGE