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Rememering George Harvey

2006/9/14 11:09
From schuylkill county, pa
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I found this article on the FFP forum. Might be of some interest to some of you guys.

From Bellefonte Museum for the Families of Centre County...

Announcing the exhibition:

Art and Science of Fly-fishing: Remembering George Harvey

July 20th through October 15, 2008

We are pleased to announce a significant exhibition, "The Art and Science of Fly-fishing: Rememering George Harvey", to open July 20th and continue through the fall at the Bellefonte Museum for Families of Centre County. The museum occupies an historic property in the heart of Bellefonte.

Fly-fishing is important to our region. It is not only a sport for all ages but has environmental worth. For generations, fly-fishing has attracted a wide range of folks including several United States presidents. The ideal conditions in Happy Valley and the enormous popularity of the sport has created local legends contributing techniques to the sport and many significant books about fly-fishing.

The exhibition will recognize the incalculable contributions made by George Harvey to fly-fishing and creek conservation education. Mr. Harvey passed away a few months ago in his mid nineties. He is a household name and legend. Raised in Dubois, a champion athlete and graduated from The Penn State University, George Harvey stayed in Centre County and taught angling and fly-fishing courses at Penn State. He wrote many important books and manuals about fly-fishing, including information about streams and water flow, fish, conservation and insects. Collectors cherish the flies he tied and many will be on view in the exhibition.

We will also be featuring the remarkable career of Joe Humphreys, author, master teacher and living legend in Center County. Joe has taught US Presidents, governors, and master fly-fishers. The exhibition will show film footage of Mr. Humphrey- fishing, teaching and talking about local fishing legacies as well as his concern for conservation of fishing waters. A special event on Saturday, July 19th will highlight Joe and members of the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team on the eve of their departure for the 2008 International Competition in Portugal.

For information call Pat House at 814 353 1369

Posted on: 2008/7/3 20:18

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