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Manchester

American Museum Of Fly Fishing

The American Museum of Fly Fishing is a museum in Manchester, Vermont, USA, that preserves and exhibits artifacts related to American angling.

Exhibits and collections :
The museum contains extensive exhibits and collections of fly-fishing history to include exhibits on the literature, people and tools of fly fishing over the years. The museum's collections are purportely "The world's largest collection of fly angling art and artifacts..." that contains more than 1,200 rods, 400 reels and 20,000 flies, including the oldest documented flies in the world.

The museum is a Founding Sports Partner of the Sports Museum of America, joining more than 50 other single-sport halls of fame, national governing bodies, museums, and other organizations across North America to celebrate the history, grandeur, and significance of sports in American culture. Set to open in New York City in May 2008, the Sports Museum of America will showcase the American Museum of Fly Fishing in its Hall of Halls Gallery (along with providing an annual donation) in return for sharing some of the museum's valuable fly-fishing artifacts and its support of the creation of the nation's first all-sports museum experience.