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2022 Robert Traver Award Call For Submissions

The John D. Voelker Foundation and the American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF) are pleased  to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2022 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award (the Traver Award).

    The John D. Voelker Foundation and the American Museum of Fly Fishing (AMFF) are pleased  to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2022 Robert Traver Fly-Fishing Writing Award (the Traver Award). The award is named after Robert Traver, pen name for the  late John Voelker, author of Trout Madness, Trout Magic, […]

AMFF: The Charles Thacher Book Collection

Extraordinary. Matchless. Meticulously curated.

    Extraordinary. Matchless. Meticulously curated. These are the adjectives which come to the fore in beginning to describe Charles Thacher’s uncommonly generous gift to the American Museum of Fly Fishing of his superb collection of fly fishing literature. Mr. Thacher’s collection is as notable as it is because of two attributes he possesses: first, […]

AMFF Screening Room Launched – Join Now for Immediate Access!

After months of anticipation, AMFF’s new virtual screening room is now open!

    AMFF Screening Room Launched – Join Now for Immediate Access! After months of anticipation, AMFF’s new virtual screening room is now open! In addition to digitizing the museum’s entire VHS archive, we’ve also partnered with our friends at Scientific Anglers to digitize almost 200 of some of the best, classic, fly fishing videos […]

Take A Virtual Tour of the Exhibit ‘On Fly In The Salt’

Our traveling exhibit On Fly In The Salt: American Saltwater Fly Fishing from the Surf to the Flats is now available to tour virtually with special thanks to Trustee Emeritus Nancy Zakon for making this possible!

    Take A Virtual Tour of Our Exhibit On Fly In The Salt Our traveling exhibit On Fly In The Salt: American Saltwater Fly Fishing from the Surf to the Flats is now available to tour virtually with special thanks to Trustee Emeritus Nancy Zakon for making this possible! Sit back and enjoy the […]

Leigh H. Perkins Exhibit, Fall News, and a Retrospective on Artist Frank W. Benson

The leaves are changing here in Manchester and we’re welcoming more visitors than ever to the museum.

  Happy Fall from AMFF! The leaves are changing here in Manchester and we’re welcoming more visitors than ever to the museum. Through the end of October, AMFF remains on its summer schedule, Tuesday – Sunday, 10AM – 4PM. There’s lots to see including a new display dedicated to founding trustee Leigh H. Perkins (1927-2021). […]

Saturday, August 14th: AMFF Virtual Fly Fishing Festival

We are once again excited to bring you our largest public program of the year virtually in just a few days.

    Saturday, August 14th: AMFF Virtual Fly Fishing Festival We are once again excited to bring you our largest public program of the year virtually in just a few days! The events of the day will include: • Live fly tying by Scott Biron, Mark Dysinger, Tom Rosenbauer, and Brita Fordice on our Facebook […]

AMFF Ambassador Experience: Smallmouth & Pike Camp On The Housatonic

Join AMFF ambassador Harry Desmond and Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing for an epic float down the Housatonic River in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

    August 30-31 Smallmouth & Pike Camp The first of many AMFF Ambassador Experience Programs! Join AMFF ambassador Harry Desmond and Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing for an epic float down the Housatonic River in Great Barrington, Massachusetts for big pike and smallmouth, while learning the history of the area, its significance in fly fishing history, […]

Save The Date: AMFF Virtual Festival Saturday August 14th, 2021

We are once again excited to bring you our largest public program of the year virtually! 

    We are once again excited to bring you our largest public program of the year virtually! The events of the day will include: • Live Fly Tying on our Facebook page. • Live Appraisals with Todd Alving and Fred Kretchman. Appointments will be available beginning in August. • Kids Activities: Fly tying videos with […]

Video Gallery Tour Of Reflections: The Angler And Nature In Art

Follow along as AMFF Board President and sporting art expert Fred Polhemus guides us through our current exhibit Reflections: The Angler And Nature In Art.

    Video Gallery Tour Of Reflections: The Angler And Nature In Art Follow along as AMFF Board President and sporting art expert Fred Polhemus guides us through our current exhibit Reflections: The Angler And Nature In Art. Of course there’s even more to see here at the Museum, including the Selch-Backwin Fly Room, Gardner […]

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