Hoover was a dedicated fisherman who received thousands of pieces of fishing tackle from admirers while in the Oval Office. He enjoyed fishing for many species but particularly enjoyed fly fishing.
Hoover's greatest contribution to promoting the sport was his book Fishing for Fun, and Wash Your Soul, which sold many hundreds of thousands of copies and was one of the first books on fishing read by a whole generation of fishermen.
I wish I could attend Hooverfest this year but alas, I won't be able to. But if you are in Iowa the first week of August, you could do worse than celebrate Hoover's fishing heritage. And while you're there, try your hand at Hooverball.
-- Dr. Todd