A two-part article in the Winter and Spring 2019 issues of The American Fly Fisher, the journal of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, explores the world’s oldest known artificial flies. The patterns date from the late 1700s and early 1800s and are part of the Harris Collection of Irish and English fly patterns at AMFF. Read more in the press release...
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.
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.
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 to document and preserve what they can before construction on a planned underwater tunnel from Denmark to Germany begins.
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 content--online. Check out the video below for a sample: