The Journal

Since 1974 the American Museum of Fly Fishing has published the American Fly Fisher. This journal is published four times each year and features articles written by some of the most respected fly-fishing historians today. The publication also highlights information about the museum’s programs as well as reprints from rare literature from a vast body of angling writers.


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The Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award

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Featured Articles

Mary Orvis Marbury And The Columbian Exhibition

A wonderful look inside the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition and the story behind the Mary Orvis Marbury panels.

Ernest Hemingway’s Hardy Fairy

Part of the privilege of working for a museum is the constant discovery—or rediscovery—of an exciting piece of history and access to learn more about…

The Governor Aiken Bucktail: Official Fishing Fly Of The State Of Vermont

On 5 May 2014, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law Bill H. 589, An Act Related to Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping, which included the…

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…

The Haslinger Breviary

In 2016, the American Museum of Fly Fishing published a translation of the iconic Haslinger Breviary text by Dr. Richard Hoffman in its Spring issue…

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