Flyfishing with Gifford Pinchot

A presentation on Pinchot’s flyfishing adventures will be followed by flyfishing lessons.

| 27 Apr 2022 | 11:00

Many know of Gifford Pinchot as an eminent conservation thinker of the early 20th century, the first Chief of the US Forest Service and the man who introduced the principle of scientific forestry to America. But, among family and colleagues, his was renowned for his flyfishing expertise.

The Pike County Library will spotlight the flyfishing dimension of Pinchot on Saturday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. Brian Carso, a fly fisherman himself and President of the Gifford Pinchot Audubon Society, will examine the historical perspective on fly-fishing and explore Pinchot’s passion for the sport. Pinchot masterfully used a newly renovated canoe to flyfish on the Delaware River.

Following the presentation, George Simon, a Master Caster, will give a live demonstration of casting on the grounds of Grey Towers, and colleagues will be available for short individual lessons. Tickets are $20 ($15 for GTHA members). To purchase tickets or for more information, go to Space is limited.