Category Archives: History

Stone Age Soles

The footprints of fishermen and their Stone Age fishing gear have been found in the dried up bed of an inlet on the island of Lolland in Denmark. Archeologists estimate they date from around 5,000 B.C. and they are working … more

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American Museum of Fly Fishing Putting New Exhibits Online

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

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Video Hatch: “Fly Tying Legend Jack Gartside, Forever a Boy”

Journalist Chuck Kraemer profiles fly tying legend Jack Gartside in this film from Greater Boston PBS.

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Reading Hemingway’s Fishing Logs

Along with a team of US researchers, John and Patrick Hemingway, grandsons of author Ernest Hemingway, are on a tour of Cuba to encourage closer ties between the two countries. They had hoped to gain access to Hemingway’s detailed  fishing … more

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Tom Karrow: “Ghost Stories”

A research initiative by veteran guide and instructor Tom Karrow aims to document the lives of pioneering bonefish guides of the Bahamas.  Karrow hopes to use their experience to design resource management plans for the islands. The project, “Ghost Stories,” will result … more

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Hemingway Collection Digitized

While his prose may be sparse, Hemingway hoarded. And a new collection of his gatherings containing everything from telegraphs, old shoes, and editing notes has been digitized and is on display online thanks to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library … more

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Saber-Toothed Salmon

During the Miocene to Pliocene eras in the Pacific Northwest, a salmon measuring over 6.5 feet long swam the waters. Recent scans of a saber-toothed salmon skull found near Madras, Oregon are featured in an online gallery of The Museum of … more

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Smaller Big Fish

Key West is a legendary fishery and generations of anglers have returned with stories and photos of their biggest catch. However, by examining historical photographs of the area from the 1950s to present, researcher Loren McClenachan has found that the … more

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Video Hatch: “Interview with Mr. John Bailey: A River Runs Through It”

In this fascinating interview, Monica Bennet sits down with John Bailey to talk about his experiences as the fly fishing advisor on the set of the film “A River Runs Through It.”

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Hemingway’s Idea of Paradise

It’s no surprise that Ernest Hemingway’s ideal property would involve a trout stream “that no one else was allowed to fish.” Read more about what else would exist in his idea of paradise, recently excerpted from one of his personal … more

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