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The American Museum of Fly Fishing

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Address: 4070 Main Street, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: +1 802-362-3300
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the sport of fishing.

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Good recap of fly fishing history.

My husband is an expert fly fisherman and unfortunately was a bit disappointed with the Museum of Fly Fishing. He felt that many of the more classic fly tying experts and fisher... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Lisa S
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband is an expert fly fisherman and unfortunately was a bit disappointed with the Museum of Fly Fishing. He felt that many of the more classic fly tying experts and fisher people were missing, including "Harry Stevens." On the plus side, the museum is well organized and spends time on "famous fly fisher people" which no doubt has broad... More 

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Thank Lisa S
Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Your $5 entrance fee gets a complete history of fly fishing from ancient Egypt to the present, technical innovations. I am not a fisher woman but I enjoyed learning about this beautiful aesthetic sport. Yes fish are a staple in many diets but to the art of catching fish is a lyrical passion. Fun fact: the third most printed book... More 

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Thank EvaTheDragon
Camillus, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Very good history of fly fishing. Well laid out and lots of equipment to view. I was impressed with the fly rods of famous people on display like D. Eisenhower, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Carter, G. Bush and more. Stop by at the Orvis store and Orvis outlet next door.

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Thank Jerry Z
Montgomery, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this museum. I found it very interesting how the history of fly fishing from ancient times to the present day is chronicled. The early pioneers and 'fathers' of the sport of fly fishing are memorialized with good write-ups, photos and fly fishing gear. The extensive library collection upstairs is worth a look, as well.... More 

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Thank AlabamaTraveler17
Hatfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Small but very interesting Museum all about Fly Fishing. You learn about the history, see antique poles, reels, flies and accessories. Take a trip upstairs you won't believe how many books the have.

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Thank Harris5263
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

5 stars if you're a fisherperson. If you have an interest in Fly Fishing, then this is definitely worth a visit. The informative displays are accompanied by lovely art work and examples of flys. There is a small gift store with used books all about fly fishing at decent prices.

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Dorset, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you are passionate about fly fishing, this is a great place to spend your afternoon. Old photos, fishing rods, and other memorabilia fill the shelves of this museum. It also includes items from famous people who liked to fly fish, like Babe Ruth!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

My husband went to this museum on our most recent visit to Vermont. He liked the museum and was very happy with some of the books that they were selling. It is conviently located next to Orvis so that was a bonus.

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Thank Deborah G
Chillicothe, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

If you are in Manchester and you are a fly fisherman you will love the American Museum of Flyfishing. As a new fly fisherman I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the new sport I had taken up after years of using a bait caster fishing for bass. I still like my bass fishing but right now I am learning all... More 

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Thank Rod F F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

the american Museum of Fly Fishing is a unique experience for the fly fisherman - it track the history of the sport with interesting exhibits and a fantastic library.

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