The American Museum of Fly Fishing

After Irene:  Assessing Our Streams

Saturday, October 22

2:00 p.m.

IreneWhen seemingly small streams become raging rivers, fish and other inhabitants have to fight their own battle to survive the rushing water, increasing amount of silt, and after effects of a depleted food source as insect nymphs are washed downstream.  
Join fish biologist, Ken Cox, from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife as he talks about the damage done to our local rivers from Tropical Storm Irene and all of the work that is being done to protect and rebuild the wildlife habitat. 

Annual Membership Meeting

Saturday, October 22


red flyThe annual members meeting will be held at the Orvis Fly Fishing school at 9:15 am on Saturday, October 22. 
Join us that evening for a celebratory dinner at the Wilburton Inn.  Here you’ll enjoy fine wines, a gourmet dinner, and good company among your fellow anglers and members!  For more details and to make a reservation, contact Kim Murphy.

A Graceful Rise Exhibition Catalog

The museum is pleased to announce that funds have been secured to publish an exhibition catalog to complement our current exhibition, A Graceful Rise: Women in Fly Fishing Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. The catalog will include the profiles of each of the women as well as some of the images and personal artifacts on display in our gallery. We hope to have these available by early December for your holiday shopping.  Check our website for details.

Improvements Continue Around our Casting Pond

After a site review by the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we were approved for funds to remove the invasive plants along the banks of the back stream (which eventually deposits into the Battenkill). Over the three-year grant period, this will enable wildlife to again use these natural resources for subsistence. This past fall, the low-growth bushes were removed, and the overgrown weeds in the yard were trimmed and maintained. Most of the fish that were restocked in fall 2010 survived the winter weather and the high waters brought about by Tropical Storm Irene. As always, the public is en- couraged to cast a line or two in the pond (and to practice catch-and-release so others can enjoy!).


The American Museum of Fly Fishing promotes an understanding of and appreciation for the history, traditions, and practitioners of the sport of fly fishing.  It collects, preserves, exhibits, studies, and interprets the artifacts, art, and literature of the sport and uses these resources to engage and benefit everyone.  


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