Before television, people got their news at the movie theater. British Pathé was at the forefront of cinematic journalism, blending information with entertainment to popular effect. Over the course. . .
Written by: Peter Nardini, American Museum of Fly Fishing
Editor’s note: The American Museum of Fly Fishing is located right next to the Orvis Flagship store in Manchester, Vermont. The folks from the museum will be sharing many of the cool items from their collection in an ongoing series called “Museum Pieces.” You can take a little virtual walk through part of the museum at the bottom of this post.
Many older trout reels are surprisingly small, built to hold thin diameter silk lines. Trout lines were often shorter than they are today because shooting the line for distance was not a common. . .
I recently ran across this marvelous piece of archival film from the International Game Fish Association, which shows casting champion Bill True and guide Jim Brewer chasing tarpon in. . .
In 15th century England, anglers didn’t use reels at all: They simply tied a braided horsehair line to the tip of a long rod. (Dapping and Tenkara operate on the same principle.) But by the 18th. . .
Here’s a great piece of film footage from the very first episode of the “American Sportsman” television show, shot in 1963, hosted by Curt Gowdy and featuring legendary angler Joe. . .
Here’s a very cool piece of fly-fishing history found on Youtube: a 1960s production of “Ted Williams and Salmo Salar.” In this half-hour production distributed by Sears Roebuck & Co. . . .