Hall of Fame

Frederick Halford

The father of dry fly fishing. Not the inventor, simply the proponent who launched dry fly fishing only as a way of fly fishing life. Although one sided in theory and practice, Halford brought forth casting techniques, equipment, entomological study and imitative fly tying into the forefront, specifically to top water fishing. His correspondence with Theodore Gordon initiated an American Revolution in modern fly fishing and truly American fly tying that continues today.

Samantha Mango