Category Archives: History
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
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
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.”
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
In this footage from 1986, Lee Wulff and Curt Gowdy explore the waters of Minipi, famous for their brook trout. Wild trout in their native waters, it doesn’t get any better.
Found in a quarry near Peterborough, England, a nearly complete skeleton of an ancient fish known as Leedsichthys problematicus is giving scientists a better picture of a species that is considered to have been the largest fish in the world.
Created by Grace Hall Hemingway over the first eighteen years of her son’s life, five scrapbook volumes have been digitized by The John F. Kennedy Library and recently released freely online for public view. Take a look into the early … more
Creator of the bait-and-switch method of fishing for billfish, Webster “Doc” Robinson caught the first recorded marlin on a fly. And recently on the Orvis blog, Phil Monahan points to this historical moment featured in two films with incredible first-hand … more
Ernest Hemingway, a legend of both the literary and fishing world, will once again be honored by an annual festival in Key West, Florida. Hemingway Days 2013 will be held July 16-21. Read more in the press release below.
Fly fishing pioneer and legendary casting instructor Lefty Kreh shares an anecdote from a adventure Down Under, chasing the hard-fighting Nuigini Black Bass on a fly. From The American Museum of Fly Fishing and Jay Cavallaro.
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