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The American Museum of Fly Fishing

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

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Wonderful Presentation of the History of Fly Fishing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
AlabamaTraveler17
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Montgomery, AL
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Montgomery, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Hatfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 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 stars Reviewed June 22, 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 stars Reviewed March 14, 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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Chillicothe, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 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 stars Reviewed July 20, 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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Tampa, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Interesting for fishers - nice gift shop and library for others. They were remodeling while I was there but enjoyable. Many old fly rod, reel, line, fle examples. Cost $5; library & gift shop free.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very nice experience. Low entrance price and nicely laid out. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As an Orvis fly fishing junkie I love to go to the "fatherland" when ever possible. Orvis folks recommended the museum and I can honestly say I am so glad they did. I thought I know a fair amount about fly fishing and it's beginnings but to see so much more about the history was amazing. Great price, lots ot... More 

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