New PBS Course Celebrates Fly Fishing Pioneer Carrie Frost

Carrie Frost is an American fly fishing icon, not just because of her fly pattern innovations, but also her impact on the early fly fishing industry around the turn of the century. Carrie was born in 1868 and developed a love of fly fishing early on in her life. As she explored her home waters in Wisconsin, she found that the imported European fly patterns weren’t doing the trick to fool the trout in front of her, so she founded a fly tackle business and commercial tying operation in Stevens Point, Wisconsin: C.J. Frost Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company. Carrie was among the first women to begin tying flies commercially in the United States, and her story is certainly one to be elevated and explored today.

You can learn more about Carrie and her life from PBS Wisconsin, here.

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