Fly Fishing Hall of Fame


2009 HOF Ceremony
Keith Skues, Gardner Grant, Keith Fulsher, Dave Brandt, Joan Wulff, Roman Moser

Since its inception in 1985, the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame Committee (HOFC) has inducted 70 members who have significantly enhanced the culture of fly fishing. Individuals have been nominated in good faith by members of the fly fishing community. Nominations are accompanied by a brief review outlining the candidates most important contributions. Upon receipt of nominations the HOFC reviews and weighs the merits of all nominees and selects a class for the current year. All nominations are retained for future review.

The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is proud to be the home of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, The Lee Wulff Conservation Award, The International Rodmakers Gallery and the Poul Jorgensen Golden Hook Award, recognizing individuals who have left a permanent foot print in our streams.

Induction into The Fly Fishing Hall of Fame is an honor reserved for distinguished members of the angling community who “stand tall” and whose reputations are a part of the history of fly fishing. The criteria used by the Nominating Committee in selecting the inductees to the Hall of Fame are as follows:

  • Inductees may be living or dead.
  • Inductees must have made substantial contributions to the sport of fly fishing on a national or international basis in one or more of the following areas:
  1. Furthering the understanding or care of the aquatic habitat;
  2. Innovations of fly fishing techniques, tackle, flies or other elements of the sport;
  3. Furthering appreciation for or knowledge of the practice of the sport.
  • Inductees may be anglers, guides, scientists, conservationists, fishing industry leaders or in other appropriate roles.
  • The Committee shall decide on the number of persons to be inducted each year.
  • The staff of the Center shall, in consultation with the chair of the Committee, provide to the members of the Committee information with respect to each nominee.

Members


Theodore Gordon
Inducted 1985

Art Flick
Inducted 1985


Leon Chandler
Inducted 1994

John McDonald
Inducted 1998


Herman Christian
Inducted 1999

Reuben Cross
Inducted 1999


Harry & Elsie Darbee
Inducted 1999

Walt & Winnie Dette
Inducted 1999


Edward R Hewitt
Inducted 1999

George M L Labranche
Inducted 1999


Roy Steenrod
Inducted 1999

AJ McClane
Inducted 1999


Lee Wulff
Inducted 1999

Vincent C. Marinaro
Inducted 2000


Joan Salvato Wulff
Inducted 2000

William A. Chandler
Inducted 2000


Charles K Fox
Inducted 2000

George W Harvey
Inducted 2000


Poul Jorgensen
Inducted 2001

Bernard “Lefty” Kreh
Inducted 2001


Sparse Grey Hackle
Inducted 2001

Eric Leiser
Inducted 2002


Thaddeus Norris
Inducted 2002

Frank Smoot
Inducted 2002


Ernest Schwiebert
Inducted 2002

Ray Bergman
Inducted 2003


Stanley Bogdan
Inducted 2003

William H. Kelly
Inducted 2003


Nick Lyons
Inducted 2003

Bob Jacklin
Inducted 2004


Gary LaFontaine
Inducted 2004

Joan Stoliar
Inducted 2004


Don Zahner
Inducted 2004

Helen Shaw
Inducted 2004


James Leisenring
Inducted 2004

Carrie G Stevens
Inducted 2005


Edmund Everett Garrison
Inducted 2005

Hoagy B Carmichael
Inducted 2005


Mary Dette
Inducted 2005

Hiram Leonard
Inducted 2005


Jim Payne
Inducted 2005

Charles F Orvis
Inducted 2006


Mary Orvis Marbury
Inducted 2006

Zane Grey
Inducted 2006


Harold Demarest
Inducted 2006

Keith Fulsher
Inducted 2006


Al Caucci & Bob Nastasi
Inducted 2006

Julia Freeman Fairchild
Inducted 2007


Preston Jennings
Inducted 2007

Lou Tabory
Inducted 2007


Marty Keane
Inducted 2007

Norman Maclean
Inducted 2007


Robert Redford
Inducted 2007

Art Neuman
Inducted 2008


George Griffith
Inducted 2008

Dave Whitlock
Inducted 2008


Ed Zern
Inducted

Ed Van Put
Inducted 2008


Francis Betters
Inducted 2008

Bob Clouser
Inducted 2009


Roman Moser
Inducted 2009

Dan Blanton
Inducted 2009


Frederick Halford
Inducted 2009

George EM Skues
Inducted 2009


Gardner Grant
Inducted 2009

Art Lee
Inducted 2010


John Randolph
Inducted 2010

Louis Rhead
Inducted 2010


Jack Gartside
Inducted 2010

Barry & Cathy Beck
Inducted 2011


John Alden Knight
Inducted 2011

Carl Richards
Inducted 2011


Doug Swisher
Inducted 2011

Roderick Haig Brown
Inducted 2011


Ed Shenk
Inducted 2012

George Parker Holden
Inducted 2012


Carrie Frost
Inducted 2012

Joe Brooks
Inducted 2012


Larry Solomon
Inducted 2012

Paul Young
Inducted 2012


Stu Apte
Inducted 2012

Tom McGuane
Inducted 2012


AJ Campbell
Inducted 2013

Joe Humphreys
Inducted 2013


Paul Schmookler
Inducted 2013

Calvin “Rusty” Gates
Inducted 2013


Paul Schullery
Inducted 2014

Joe Bates
Inducted 2014


RB Marston
Inducted 2014

Bob Popovics
Inducted 2014

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