American Museum of Fly Fishing

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American Museum of Fly Fishing
Established1968 [1]
Location4104 Main Street
Manchester, Vermont 05254 United States
Coordinates43°10′05″N 73°04′02″W / 43.1680°N 73.0671°W / 43.1680; -73.0671Coordinates: 43°10′05″N 73°04′02″W / 43.1680°N 73.0671°W / 43.1680; -73.0671
TypeSpecial Interest Museum [1]
WebsiteAmerican Museum of Fly Fishing
Exhibits at the American Museum of Fly Fishing

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is a museum in Manchester, Vermont, United States, that preserves and exhibits artifacts related to American angling.

Exhibits and collections[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3]

Spring 2007 cover of The American Fly Fisher, journal of the American Museum of Fly Fishing


Since 1974 the American Museum of Fly Fishing has published the journal The American Fly Fisher.[4]

Items from the collections of the American Museum of Fly Fishing

See also[edit]


  • 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.


  1. ^ a b "American Museum of Fly Fishing: About". ARTINFO. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-25.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Museum Collections Summary Archived 2007-06-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2013-04-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ 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.

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