Fly-fishing in the Northwoods, 1875-1877.

Trouting on the Brule River, or Summer-wayfaring in the Northern Wilderness.

John Lyle King (1823-1892) was a well-known Chicago attorney who came north with friends to fish in 1875 and 1877. His book is based on diaries kept at the time, portions of which appeared in the Chicago Sunday Times and the Chicago Sunday Tribune in 1877. King and his lawyer friends hiked and canoed through northeastern Wisconsin and adjacent parts of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, spending most of their time on the Menominee, Michigami, and Brule Rivers in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He delineates the pleasures of the Wisconsin northwoods in romantic prose, describing fly-fishing, duck hunting, camping, and the group's Menominee guides in the years before Wisconsin's tourist boom.

Related Topics: The Progressive Era
Travel and Tourism
Creator: King, John Lyle (1823-1892)
Pub Data: New York: Orange Judd Company, 1880. Wisconsin Historical Society Library rare book collection: F572 N8 K5 1880
Citation: King, John Lyle. Trouting on the Brulé River, or Summer-wayfaring in the Northern Wilderness. (New York: Orange Judd Company, 1880). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 6/22/2018