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The inscription on the Leisenring Memorial, Springhouse Pool, Little Lehigh Creek, Allentown, PA



JAMES E LEISENRING

1878-1951

BIG JIM WAS A SIMPLE PENNSYLVANIA TOOLMAKER WHOSE FISHING AND FLYMAKING SKILLS ARE LEGENDARY AMONG KNOWLEDGABLE ANGLERS THROUGHOUT AMERICA .HIS FISHING PARTNERS WERE CALLED THE TWELVE APOSTLES AND HIS PORTRAIT ONCE HUNG IN THE OLD HOTEL RAPIDS AT ANALOMINK. BIG JIM LIVED NEAR ALLENTOWN, FISHED THESE PASTORAL WATERS AND SPENT YEARS ON THE LITTLE LEHIGH.

ERNEST SCHWIEBERT

Little Lehigh Fly Shop, Leisenring Day, September 21, 1996


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