Category Archives: History
In this film, April Vokey shares her experiences and research about North America’s fly fishing history. “I knew the past would surprise me, but it was the right now that ended me the most.” Via Vantage Point Media House.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing catches up with saltwater fly anglers such as Flip Pallot, Chico Fernandez and Joan Wulff to record the history of saltwater fishing.
The Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians is now open in Cherokee, North Carolina. The museum features exhibits and videos to help visitors learn about the history of the sport in the Southeast. Read more in the press release … more
The American Museum of Fly Fishing’s 2015 Heritage Award was given to Tom Brokaw. This video features Brokaw’s acceptance speech, which was rich in fishing anecdotes, at the recent Heritage Award dinner.
Joe Brooks forever changed the sport of fly fishing, and this upcoming documentary tells the full story of his life.
A Benedictine breviary containing what are thought to be the earliest known fly pattern recipes was recently discovered by antiquarian bookseller, Maggs Bros. Ltd. of London. Read more and view a video of the manuscript via The Literary Fly Fisher.
The National Sporting Library & Museum is seeking applicants for its annual John H. Daniels Fellowship, which supports scholars with funding to research and the institution. Read more in the press release below.
Cathi Comar, executive director of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, informed us this week that the museum will be putting some new exhibits–including “A Graceful Rise: Women in Fly Fishing Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” and their saltwater fly fishing … more
Journalist Chuck Kraemer profiles fly tying legend Jack Gartside in this film from Greater Boston PBS.