7 posts categorized "Fly Fishing History"

February 10, 2009

Mr. Wheatley and son started making compartment fly boxes in 1908


Everything you wanted to know about Richard Wheatley and company but were afraid to ask.

The collection of the Richard Wheatley Museum comprises fly  boxes, fly wallets or books, minnow and tackle boxes, printing blocks, traditional and modern fly boxes plus other angling tackle made by the company since 1860.


December 22, 2008

Rivers of a Lost Coast


Just chatted with Palmer from Rivers of a Lost Coast and they're up and running with their blog.  The Chum is keeping this one on the radar as this film's trailer is suckin us in.

October 29, 2008

Vancouver Sport Fishing Museum On-Line Collection


Vancouver's Sport Fishing Museum closed in September but you can still view the bulk of the collection on-line. Their reel collection alone features 450 of the world's most collectible reels.  LINK

October 02, 2007

Silkworm gut used to be the preferred material for making fly fishing leaders


This page shows the dissection of a silkworm for the gut; if you don't want to see that, please don't read on.

Via:Wormspit LINK

May 31, 2007

Back in the Day


Reminds me of the Kalama last weekend. 

April 23, 2007

The Way Back Machine


This mosaic was amongst others discovered in1933 at the Leptic Magna site in Tripoli and dates back to the 1st or 2nd century AD. It is the first ever record of a landing net. LINK

April 11, 2007

History of Fly Fishing


The first reference to fly fishing is in Ælian’s Natural History, probably written about 200 A.D. VIA Flyfishinghistory.com LINK


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