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.

December 3: Hooked on the Holidays

Bring the whole family to our annual holiday event! The event is free and open to the public.


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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.

Notes on Tarpon

Captain Bill Curtis (1925-2016) describes the nature of tarpon fishing in Florida and the need for conservation.


Captain Bill Curtis Passes

The AMFF mourns the loss of the flats fishing pioneer.


Anglers at War

Author John Mundt recounts the angling opportunities- and lack thereof- in World War I and II. Hear first-hand accounts of fishing among barbed wire...


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