Writer Smith, who spends a long summer each year with his wife at the log-cabin camp he built himself on remote Shin Pond, Me. (accessible only by air), is a sensitive reporter on the wilderness scene. A lifelong angler, canoer and camper, he is remembered by SI readers for his Woodsmoke from Old Cabins (SI, Oct. 11, 1954) and An Ode to Spring Fever (SI, April 11, 1955).
Secure from heat and hurricanes in his Maine retreat, Ed Smith is finishing up the season writing and fishing and, no doubt, reminiscing on the exciting day when he was the Smith of all Smiths who talked with Ike.
Angler Eisenhower crossed the border into Maine after lunching with Dartmouth President John Sloan Dickey's fishing party and proceeded to Parmachenee Lake. Here Ike fly-fished on the Magalloway River but with only fair luck (he minimized a 10-inch brook trout by calling it "just a Rhode Island"). Later he caught two land-locked salmon before leaving New England.
At present Ike is in Colorado where he has been skillfully serving up dry flies to rainbow trout in the vicinity of Fraser. A veteran angler, he likes to float a fly on sparkling water, and knows what to do when a fish strikes.