MISSION AND HISTORY

MISSION

  • The PFFMA has established itself as the leading organization in the collection and preservation of the rich flyfishing heritage of Pennsylvania. The Museum works with fly fishers, historians, and conservationists to collect materials and develops exhibits for the museum and presents programs that reflect all schools of the Pennsylvania fly fishing tradition. We have much to discover; much to preserve. The PFFMA is an all-volunteer organization and is a federally recognized 501 ( c ) (3) non-profit association.

HISTORY

Pennsylvania is the birthplace of American Fly Fishing. The Association is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of fly fishing in all of Pennsylvania and to educating the public about the rivers, streams, and lakes of Pennsylvania and the importance of the aquatic life within them. PFFMA meets its goals through collecting, preserving, and curating fly fishing artifacts and developing educational exhibits. This heritage is a rich and most important one. The earliest recorded fly tyer was Davis Hugh Davis, a Quaker and Philadelphia innkeeper in the 1770's. The modern fly rod owes its form and grace to Samuel Phillipe, the Pennsylvanian who was first to design and build a six strip cane fly rod so superior that by the mid- 1870's, six-strip split-cane manufacture was in common use for quality rod building in the United States. Gifford Pinchot, fly fished Pennsylvania’s Sawkill River and was a two term Pennsylvania governor . Prior to that, Pinchot was advisor to Theodore Roosevelt and was one of America's leading advocates of environmental conservation at the turn of the twentieth century. Exhibits for Charlie Fox, Vince Marinano, Lefty Kreh, Ed Jaworowski, Joe Humphreys, George Harvey are among the featured displays. These persons and others like them have had a prominent influence on the sport and its resources. 

Address

Mailing Address- P.O. Box 205, Boiling Springs, Pa 17007

Physical Address- 101 Shady Lane, Carlisle, Pa 17013 

Copyright

PFFMA ia an all volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization
Copyright ©2019 by PA Fly Fishing Museum Association.

Contacts

Email: info@paflyfishing.org
Mailing address PO BOX 205, Boiling Springs, PA 17007

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