Hall of Fame

Gardner Grant

Has lifelong contributions in preserving, protecting, and promoting fly fishing. Gardner’s past includes: president of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Federation of Fly Fishers, national director of Trout Unlimited, director of The Atlantic Salmon Federation, director of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, Chairman of the Board of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, founding director of the NYS Environmental Planning Lobby, organizer and co-chair of the Wild Trout Symposia I, II, and III. He organized the 1st catch, tag, and release experiment with Atlantic salmon in Iceland, made two trips to Moscow to arrange the first angling trip to Russia by westerners since 1917, was a bluefish and striped bass fly fishing pioneer. These are just a few of the many achievements, recognitions, and accomplishments of this concerned and generous benefactor to the sport of fly fishing.

Samantha Mango