Bernard “Lefty” Kreh, the most famous fly fisherman who ever lived, passed away today at the age of 93. I was blessed to meet Lefty three years ago when I did a story about him for Garden & Gun magazine (posted here). But I felt like I’d known him all of my life. As a kid, I was obsessed with fly fishing (I still am now), which meant, of course, that I fell under the spell of the man with a magical, gap-toothed smile.
Lefty was everywhere in the world of fly fishing. He wrote countless books and articles. He was a guest on TV shows. He seemed to make an appearance at every sportsman’s show in the country. Lefty was—and will remain—the biggest name in fly fishing’s history. He was the sport’s foremost ambassador, an innovative fly-tyer, a great napper and joke-teller, and arguably its greatest practitioner of the cast.
To read the entire article, please click on this https://www.forbes.com/sites/monteburke/2018/03/14/lefty-kreh-giant-in-the-world-of-fly-fishing-passes-away/#3f56e89a6445