American Museum of Fly Fishing
4104 Main Street
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Exhibits and collections
The American Museum of Fly Fishing was established in 1968 in Manchester, Vermont, by a group of anglers who believed that the history of angling was an important part of American culture and tradition. The Museum was created to serve as an institution to research, preserve, and interpret the treasures of angling history.
Today, the Museum serves as a repository for and conservator to the world's largest collection of angling and angling-related items, numbering in the thousands. The collections and exhibits document the evolution of fly fishing as a sport, art form, craft, and industry in the United States and abroad, dating as far back as the sixteenth century. Rods, reels, flies, tackle, art, photographs, manuscripts, and books form the Museum’s permanent collection, including the oldest documented flies in the world.
The Museum has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1993 and received reaccreditation in 2009. The Museum is one of approximately 776 museums across the nation with this designation and one of only five in the state of Vermont.
Since 1974 the American Museum of Fly Fishing has published the journal The American Fly Fisher.
- Schullery, Paul (1996). American Fly Fishing-A History. Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press.
- Schullery, Paul (1999). Royal Coachman-The Lore and Legends of Fly-Fishing. New York: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-684-84246-7.
- Schullery, Paul; Ledlie, David B. (Fall 1978). "Every Day Was Christmas-An Informal History of The Museum of American Fly Fishing". The American Fly Fisher 5 (4): 2–8.
- "American Museum of Fly Fishing: About". ARTINFO. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
- Museum Collections Summary
- Duffy, John J.; Hand, Samuel B.; Orth, Ralph H. (2003). The Vermont Encyclopedia. Burlington, VT: University of Vermont Press. p. 40. ISBN 1-58465-086-9.