I am not a huge history buff like my buddy Jeremie Loble of Water Master Rafts. After visiting France this past summer, he brought me a beautiful keepsake from Omaha Beach after he had visited Normandy and some other World War II sites. I do like to research history and value its importance to having a better understanding of today’s times.
In fly fishing, our history involves the people who impacted our sport over time. The early and fine equipment has become treasures for us to uncover.
In his stunning, coffee-table style book, Fly Fishing Treasures, Steve Woit dove into the world of fly fishing history and collectibles. These collectibles are like the finest fly fishing antiquities and they are fascinating and beautiful behold.
The art of collecting fly fishing antiques is in and of itself an amazing undertaking. To spend seven years of your life, traveling around the world, studying, documenting and photographing these collections is simply amazing; and that’s just what Steve did.
In this chat, I speak with the author, Steve Woit and two of the many collectors he featured in the book, Jerry Girard and MJ FitzGerald.
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