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Museum Pieces: The Glory Days of the Fly Wallet

Written by: Peter Nardini, American Museum of Fly Fishing

The fly wallets from the Livingston collection are some of the most important artifacts in the museum.
Photos courtesy AMFF

Editor’s note: The American Museum of Fly Fishing is located right next to the Orvis Flagship store in Manchester, Vermont. The folks from the museum will be sharing many of the cool items from their collection in an ongoing series called “Museum Pieces.” You can take a little virtual walk through part of the museum at the bottom of this post.

For the next couple of weeks we will take you out of the Leigh Perkins Gallery and give you an inside look at some fantastic items from our collection that are not currently on display. . . .


Photos: Day One of the “20 September Days” Contest

Written by: Phil Monahan

Launch day of our Facebook-based “20 September Days” Contest produced some great fish and some fine photos, as well (although not for me, as the last photo below reveals). It’s not too. . .


Photo of the Day: Hoppered-Up Brown on the Henrys Fork

Daniel Lane, Three Rivers Ranch

TRR guide Sam Robinson landed this stunning brown on the Henrys Fork using a hopper pattern.
Photo courtesy Three Rivers Ranch

The Henrys Fork below Ashton Reservoir is fishing well, thanks to shorter days and colder air temperatures which have kept the water consistently cooler. Fishing has been good with. . .


Tuesday Tip: How to Fish Streamers in Small Waters

Written by: Phil Monahan

By adjusting your presentation, you can catch good trout on streamers in even small creeks and brooks.
Photo by Phil Monahan

In its most basic form, fishing for trout with streamers is one of the easier ways to catch fish with a fly rod: you simply cast across the river or across-and-downstream and then strip the fly back as. . .