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History

Video Hatch: “April Vokey's Journey”

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. 

Video Hatch: “Legends of the Salt”

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.

Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachians Opens

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.

Video Hatch: “2015 Heritage Award: Tom Brokaw Acceptance Speech”

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.

Video Hatch: “Joe Brooks: The Father of Modern Fly Fishing”

Joe Brooks forever changed the sport of fly fishing, and this upcoming documentary tells the full story of his life.

Early Fishing Text

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.

Call for Applicants: Fellowship at the National Sporting Library & Museum

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.

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 to document and preserve what they can before construction on a planned underwater tunnel from Denmark to Germany begins.

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 content--online.  Check out the video below for a sample:

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.