The Heritage Award


The American Museum of Fly Fishing established the Heritage Award to honor and celebrate individuals and organizations whose commitment to the Museum, the sport of fly fishing, and the conservation of our natural resources set standards to which we all should aspire. Each year a recipient is announced, and a Heritage Award dinner, open to the public, is planned in New York City.

Our past Heritage Award recipients include:

  • Ted Turner 2016
  • Tom Brokaw 2015
  • Robert E. Rubin 2014
  • Leon L. Martuch 2013
  • Orri Vigfússon 2012
  • Paul A. Volcker 2011
  • Casting for Recovery 2010
  • Joan Salvato Wulff 2008
  • Stanley Bogdan 2007
  • Mel Krieger 2003
  • Nick Lyons 2003
  • Yvon Chouinard 2002
  • Foster Bam 2002
  • Lewis W. Coleman 2001
  • George Harvey 2000
  • Nathaniel Pryor Reed 2000
  • Bud Lilly 1999
  • Gardner L. Grant 1998
  • Leigh H. Perkins 1997

Izaak Walton Award


The American Museum of Fly Fishing established the Izaak Walton Award in 2014 to honor and celebrate individuals who live by the Compleat Angler philosophy. Their passion for the sport of fly fishing and involvement in their angling community provides inspiration for others and promotes the legacy of leadership for future generations. Artist, author, and conservationist James Prosek will receive the 2016 Izaak Walton Award on October 26,2016.

Our past Izaak Walton Award recipients include:

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