Explore Our Fly Rod Collection

Our collection comprises more than 1,400 rods, from an early nineteenth-century wooden rod once belonging to Daniel Webster to today's ultralight graphite models. Rods made by Leonard, Murphy, Thomas, Edwards, Chubb, Orvis, and their contemporaries represent the early development of American fly rods, whereas the efforts of later artisans such as Gillum, Garrison, Payne, Dickerson, Powell, and Young trace the evolution of the bamboo rod throughout the twentieth century. The collection also holds rods that once belonged to a number of well-known figures, including Babe Ruth, Winslow Homer, Ernest Hemingway, Herbert Hoover, Ted Williams, Glenn Miller, and Dwight Eisenhower.