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George Harvey Dies

Posted on March 26 2008

We got word yesterday that George Harvey, a fly fishing icon and central figure in Pennsylvania trout fishing, passed away on Monday. Besides authoring a handful of books — including Techniques of Trout Fishing and Fly Tying and George Harvey: Memories, Patterns and Tactics — and many, many magazine articles, Harvey is credited with starting the first college course in fly fishing, at Penn State, with which he is said to have introduced tens of thousands of younger anglers to the sport. Of course Harvey was also the originator of the George Harvey Dry Fly Knot, which you can see demonstrated here.

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