Explore Our Fly Collection


Some of the most notable names in the history of fly tying—including Theodore Gordon, Preston Jennings, George LaBranche, Edward Hewitt, Megan Boyd, Lee Wulff, and Helen Shaw—are represented in the Museum’s fly collection of more than 22,000 flies. The collection also includes the oldest documented flies in existence, pictured here; these flies are from Scotland and England, were tied in 1789, and have leaders made of Indian grass.