Fly Fishing History

Homer Rhode Jr. History

Profile: Homer Rhode Jr.

Homer Rhode Jr. should be remembered as a man of many skills: fly rodder, naturalist, game warden, guide, amateur herpetologist, commercial fisherman, the list goes on and on.  Read more.
"Those Were the Days" by George Hommell

“Meeting Hemingway”

A bearded gentleman was standing on the upper deck of the Yacht Club and observing the scene. He called down to me, “Son, I can see you’re having problems. See that sign across the street that says CRAVEN LAWYERS? Go there and tell them that I sent you.”  Read more.
Jonah and Tarpon

Michelangelo’s Tarpon

As far as we know, the sport of catching tarpon with fishing rods and reels did not become popular until the latter part of the 19th century.  Read more.