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April 07, 2008

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George Harvey, “Dean Of American Fly-fishing,” Dies at 96

From The Daily Collegian:

George Harvey, who taught fly-fishing at Penn State for almost 40 years, died last Monday at age 96. Known as the "Dean of American Fly-fishing," Harvey is credited with developing the United States' first fly-fishing course at Penn State in 1934. . . .

"He really enjoyed helping people," [his Penn State successor and renown angler Joe] Humphreys said. "He taught approximately 35,000 people how to fly fish.”


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