Fly Fishing History - Learn And Explore


The American Museum of Fly Fishing is the steward of the history, traditions, and practices of the sport of fly fishing and promotes the conservation of its waters. We invite you to explore our collections, exhibits, and articles below.

22000

Flies

1200

Reels

1400

Rods

700

Prints & Paintings

Exhibitions On Display


We strive to create insightful and interesting exhibitions that will appeal to a broad audience of fly fishers, outdoor enthusiasts, and history buffs. We maintain a changing exhibition program in our Leigh H. Perkins Gallery so that our visitors learn more each year about the rich history of fly fishing.

The Wonders Of Fly Fishing

Immerse yourself in The Wonders of Fly Fishing and experience the evolution of our sport from the early American masters H.L. Leonard, and Charles...

Angling Art Uncorked: The Winemaker’s Label

Passionate winemakers, who are also genuinely enthusiastic anglers, have begun using art depicting tranquil fishing scenes, fish of various types, and...

Field & Stream

‘Field and Stream’ has been the preeminent American outdoors publication for over a century with a current monthly circulation exceeding...

Latest Events


We are always hosting new exciting events around the country.

October 21: American Alliance of Museums Lecture at the AMFF

Visit the AMFF for a free lecture with AAM's Elizabeth Merritt as she discusses trends in the Museum field.


September 30-October 2: 28th Annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival

Join the AMFF for some fly tying and casting Sept. 20-Oct. 2


September 18: 2016 Vermont Wildlife Festival

The AMFF takes the show on the road to Mount Snow


September 22: Members-Only Rare Read Rendezvous

Join us for our members only event in the AMFF's Gardner L. Grant Library


October 26: Izaak Walton Award Honoring James Prosek

Join the American Museum of Fly Fishing for the third annual Izaak Walton Award Event honoring artist, writer, and naturalist James Prosek on October...


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Latest Posts & Journal Features


Check back often for the latest stories in and around the stream. We are always publishing new articles.

A Bayman Looks at Forty

AMFF Ambassador Mike Rice gives the lowdown on life on the water.


Winslow Homer: America’s Premier Fisherman and Artist

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) is considered by many to be the finest painter America has produced. He was also an accomplished fisherman whose passion for...


Olympian Feats in Fly Fishing

Just in time for the 2016 Summer Olympics we are taking a look at the medal winning feats of the fly fishing world.


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