Main Exhibit Area - 101 Shady Lane, Carlisle, PA
Our main exhibit area is located on the Letort Spring Creek next to the Kitchen Shop in Middlesex Township, just yards away from the Carlisle exit of the PA Turnpike, in south central Pennsylvania. Take the US Route 11 South ramp from the turnpike and Shady Lane is 290 yards on your left. Our proximity to Interstates 83 and 81 and the PA Turnpike make the Museum an easy destination. The staff has recently added another display featuring thehistory of the Fisherman’s Paradise located between State College and Bellefonte in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
The museum consists of over 125 feet of displays of past and present Pennsylvania fly fishing icons, their artifacts and remembrances, Such icons like Vince Marinaro, Charlie Fox, George Harvey, Jim Bashline, Lefty Kreh, Joe Humphreys, Ed Shenk and many, many more. We are pleased to be a part of preserving the history of Pennsylvania fly fishing.
You can join PFFMA at www.paflyfishing.org for as little as $25 The main museum is open 7 days a week, 101 Shady Lane, Carlisle, PA 17013
Not Just Another Fish Story. This exhibit features the rich history of the Penn State Angling Program, which began in 1934 and continues today, over 75 years later. Through this program, the instructors have taught tens of thousands of students and thereby contributed to the cause of trout, fishing, and water conservation. There is an interactive video that tells the story of the angling class with George Harvey and Joe Humphreys at the display. The exhibit features the many accomplishments of all four instructors: George Harvey, Joe Humphreys, Vance McCullough and Mark Beldon. The latest instructor for the class is PFFMA board member, Greg Hoover
Robert Bullock was the exhibit designer. The Exhibit Committee included Tom Houf, Tom Hoffmaster, and Jan Caveney.
The fly fishing world lost a true friend in Bernard Victor “Lefty” Kreh, February 26, 1925 – March 14 2018. Lefty will be missed by all that knew him, through his teachings, his books, his DVD’s, CD’s and tapes. In his life, and travels he has touched thousands with his humor, jokes, smiles and knowledge. Lefty was inducted into the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum on October 4, 2014, topped off with a champagne toast. We have lost a true friend and icon, there will be some that follow in his footsteps, but none can ever replace him, he was the complete package. He has now made the journey to his “Spirit Springs” God bless you, fish in peace Lefty.