Master angler Joe Humphreys was our January 2007 annual banquet speaker!
Mr. Humphreys is world renowned as an author and instructor.
Here is a link to an article in the 'Richmond Times dispatch' by Lee Graves about Joe Humphrey's visit to Richmond..
Joe Humphreys is a nationally know fly fisherman,
conservationist, author, and educator.
He has been a fishing instructor to both common folks and VIPs for over forty years. His pupils
have included former President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Richard Cheney, basketball-
coaching legend Bobby Knight, and many others.
AUTHOR AND EDUCATOR
Mr. Humphreys has authored numerous books and articles on the sport of Fly Fishing
including: Trout Tactics. Trout Tactics Revised and On the Trout Stream. In addition to these
major and well respected works, he is a regular contributor to regional and national journals and
periodicals including: Fly Fisherman. Outdoor Life. Pennsylvania Angler and the fly fishing
column of Flyrod and Reel Magazine.
Mr. Humphreys is also nationally known as one of the foremost educators in angling. For
nineteen years, he directed the angling program at the Pennsylvania State University, providing
introduction and foundation to young and old for a life-long enjoyment of this sport. His student;
have become the advocacy base that Pennsylvania waters will always require. In addition to his
work as a clinician for Fenwick-Woodstream, Cortland Line Co., and the Allenberry Resort, he
has lectured throughout the United States enhancing the reputation of Pennsylvania fishing.
TELEVISON/VIDEO INSTRUCTOR AND PRODUCER
Mr. Humphreys hosted the first national fly fishing series on US television, "Fly Fishing
Journal which was cablecast on ESPN. Since then, he has been the featured instructor on three
fly fishing videos-"The Fly Fishing Series," with Vestron and Live Entertainment. He has also
produced his own highly successful videos entitled, "A Casting Approach to Nymphing Tactics,"
"A Casting Approach to Dry fly Tactics in the Brush, " "The Night Game, " and "A Casting
Approach to Flyfishing to Catch Fish, Not Just to Cast. "
TOURNAMENTS AND AWARDS
• Member of the US Fly Fishing Team, World Championships: 1989-Finland, 13th place
finish, leader of US team. 1990-Wales, 1992-Italy
• Jackson Hole One Fly, 6th place, 1989
• Michigan One Fly, 1991, 1st place, 1991
• Canadian One Fly, 2nd place, 1993
• World Wide Open, Ireland, 8th place, 1999
• Thompson Award for saving Spring Creek, 1980. Efforts ensured that this great
Pennsylvania fishing stream will remain viable and a significant contributor to
Pennsylvania's fishing legacy.
• George Harvey International Fly Tying Symposium Award for Teaching Fly Tying,
• Charles R. Fox Rising Trout Award, 2002,
• Flyfishing Federation International Conclave, Legend of Flyfishing Award, 2003.
• Telly Award for Best Video, "The Night Game, " Distance Learning Network, 2003.
• Honorary Chairman, Pennsylvania On The Fly (County Youth Service Bureau Fundraiser!