Established in 1968 in Manchester, Vermont, by a group of interested anglers, the American Museum of Fly Fishing was created to preserve and exhibit the treasures of American angling.
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. Our collections and exhibits thoroughly document the evolution of fly fishing as a sport, art form, craft and industry in the U.S. and abroad, dating as far back as the 16th Century. Rods, reels, flies, tackle, art, photographs, manuscripts and books form the major portions of the Museum’s collections.
The Museum, a nationally accredited, nonprofit, educational institution, supports a publications program where books, catalogs, prints, art and a national quarterly journal, The American Fly Fisher, are made available to the public.
Visitors to the Museum may access in-house exhibits, related interpretive programming and research services year-round. Members of the Museum help support the Museum and its initiatives through membership dues and active involvement.