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Nymphing Techniques: Joe Humphreys

Producer: The New Fly Fisher

The great Joe Humphreys teaches the essentials of nymph fly fishing on his home waters in Pennsylvania.

Joe Humphreys is considered a master of many fly-fishing disciplines but is probably best known for his love of educating anglers of all ages, especially children and young adults. In this episode Joe shares some of his expertise and reflects on a life dedicated to the sport.

Joe Humphreys lives in beautiful State College in Pennsylvania with his wife Gloria. He is an internationally known angler, conservationist. author, and educator. He taught fly-fishing for more than 40 years, including directing Penn State University’s angling program for nearly 20 years.  His books and videos have helped educate thousands of people on the essentials of fly-fishing. Even today in his mid-80s people flock to hear him speak and learn from the master.

Joe has guided many celebrities, including former President Jimmy Carter. Joe recalls that President Carter had a strong willingness to learn and joked that nymphing was much like dealing with Congress. One celebrity Joe remembers fondly is actor Liam Neeson.