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On Fly In The Salt

By J. Oravetz, 07/30/19, 1:45PM EDT

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American Museum of Fly Fishing and Peabody Museum

American Saltwater Fly Fishing from the Surf to the Flats

On view April 6 through October 2019

Traveling exhibit by the American Museum of Fly Fishing on display at Yale's Peabody Museum in New Haven.

Enjoy a curated journey through time, filled with the people, places, and innovations that have made saltwater fly fishing one of the fastest growing sectors of the sport of angling. Explore how fishing tackle evolved to cope with larger, more powerful fish, starting with fascinating home improvements on early equipment and leading eventually to the incredibly efficient gear of today, which allows anglers to successfully target fish in ways that were inconceivable not long ago.

New technology and new techniques are only one part of the story. The exhibit also investigates the human history of saltwater fly fishing, using a remarkable photographic record from the earliest days of the sport along with exclusive and entertaining video footage to introduce visitors to the pioneers of the field.