LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY (September 8, 2013) – The Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Committee has released the names of four individuals to be inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame. An induction ceremony will take place at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, NY on Saturday, October 12, at 3:00 p.m.
A.J. Campbell (photo left) – A collectible fly fishing equipment authority, historian, fishing historian, a past editor of several fly fishing magazines and author.
Rusty Gates (photo right) – has made direct contributions to the nation’s fisheries. His model of Michigan’s AuSable River has been a starting place and example for the management of river restoration.
Paul Schmookler (photo right) – The source of the Renaissance 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 (photo left) – recognized internationally as a 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.
For additional information, call the CFFCM at 845-439-4810.