The Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Committee has just released the names of four individuals to be inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. An induction ceremony will take place in the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, NY on Saturday, October 12, at 3PM.
This diverse group of individuals have been selected for their significant impact on the world of fly fishing. The 2013 Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Class is:
Full bios to follow.
A.J. Campbell, A collectible fly fishing equipment authority, historian, fishing historian, a past editor of several fly fishing magazines and author.
Rusty Gates Dedicated more direct contributions to our fisheries nationwide. His model of Michigan’s AuSable River has been a starting place and fine example for the management of river restoration.
Paul Schmookler. The source of the upstart of rennaisance of the art and tying of the classic salmon fly that continues today. His books and magazines on fly tying, history and fly tying materials are the benchmark reference guides for generations to come.
Joe Humphreys. Is recognized internationally as flytyer, fly fisherman, conservationist, and educator. In addition to teaching hundreds of students as an instructor at Penn State, outside the classroom some of his pupils have been former President Jimmy Carter, past VP Richard Cheney, basketball’s Bobby Knight among many others.