Historically speaking, I think we can thank Joe Brooks and Lefty Kehr who were probably the first saltwater light tackle fishermen. When I was a kid just starting to fish in the 60's and 70's they were beginning to tarpon fish and bone fish with the fly and I can remember their exploits in Field and Stream and Outdoor Life which I read religiously. They were real pioneers and the leading edge of this great sport. I think Joe Brooks lived in Richmond where I lived. Another great would be Curt Gowdy and The American Sportsman which was televised with many great fly fishing adventures. It might be interesting to dig back and try to pinpoint how this all began.