Are you a fly fishing history buff? If you are a fly angler, you should be. Learning a bit about the history of our sport adds a richness to the activity. Knowing how we got to where we are today will enhance your appreciation for our great sport.
Check out the fascinating article by Sweetwater Fly Shop’s own Paul Weamer in the latest issue of Fly Fisherman magazine. It traces the 100 year history of the Hendrickson fly, as well as the Catskill “school” of fly tying more generally. Yes, the Hendrickson is an eastern mayfly species that we don’t have here in Montana. But many of the flies that we fish here can trace their lineage to the style of fly tying that it influenced. Without the eastern fly-tying masters, the sport would not be what it is today, wherever we may fish.
Give it a read. We have copies of the magazine here in the shop if you’re not a subscriber.0