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The American Museum of Fly Fishing

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Hardcore fishermen unite

The ultimate in fly fishing information and expertise. Anyone who enjoys holding a fishing pole on... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Fairport, New York
A Fly Fishers Dream

An incredible collection of fly fishing memorabilia and treasures. Not to be missed by anyone... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Joe C
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
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The American Museum of Fly Fishing is the steward of fly fishing history, traditions, and practices and promotes the conservation of its waters.
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4070 Main Street, Manchester, VT 05254
+1 802-362-3300
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

The ultimate in fly fishing information and expertise. Anyone who enjoys holding a fishing pole on a swift but serene river will love this experience.

Thank RandalAlexander
Reviewed 10 October 2018

An incredible collection of fly fishing memorabilia and treasures. Not to be missed by anyone interested in not only fly fishing but the outdoors and history in general. A beautiful display.

1  Thank Joe C
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Located right down the street from the Orvis store and Orvis Fishing School, this small but well organized museum provides a very nice history on the sport of fly fishing as well as the progression of reels, rods, and of course.... flies. The displays are...More

1  Thank IA_Hawks
Reviewed 28 March 2018

This museum took less than an hour but its a treasure trove of old lures, reels, and rods as well as interesting historical bios of famous fly fishermen in history. My husband and I really enjoyed it. It's a 1 room museum with a library...More

Thank GrnMtnGirl79
Reviewed 2 March 2018

When I visited Manchester in October with a friend, we passed this museum - and laughed. Fly fishing? There's a museum for that? In December when I was here with my husband, he remarked that he would like to see the museum...he doesn't fish, and...More

1  Thank sullific
Reviewed 29 November 2017

If you are a fan of fly fishing, wish to know more, or just like learning- stop in. Next to the Orvis store and Fly fishing School- a great combo with a visit to the Equinox

Thank Maggie R
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Everything about this museum is classy from the light fixture in the entryway to the beautifully displayed exhibits to the gift shop. My husband was in 7th heaven, & even for me being a non-fisher, I found the history of fly fishing in the museum...More

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I went because my husband is interested in fishing. I thought I would be totally bored but was pleasantly surprised. I can not say it was exciting but would recommend going if you have any interest in history. I never knew how many historical figures...More

2  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We went to learn more about the history of fly fishing. It is located besides the Orvis store, and contains multiple pieces of fly fishing history. We spent over an hour looking and reading the installations inside the building. We were really excited about the...More

Thank Sirpinky
Reviewed 30 May 2017

If you're into fly fishing then this place is a must see on your bucket list. When we visited, they were in the middle of renovating their main exhibit room so there was no admission charge. However, we had a free pass to visit that...More

Thank 485maryjanef
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