Today, We Lost One of the Best of Us…

It’s a sad day in any sport when a great-one passes away; today is no different in the realm of fly fishing. Today, the fly fishing community lost the most well-known personalities and promoters of the sport: “Lefty” Bernard Victor Kreh passed away today peacefully with his family.  As one of the most influential and accredited fly fishermen in the sport’s history, we at The Flylords wanted to memorialize Lefty’s great life and career in fly fishing and share our deepest condolences with his family. Lefty’s contributions to fly fishing were immense: he invented the jack-of-all flies with the Lefty’s Deceiver, authored many fly fishing books and articles, and taught countless individuals the art of fly casting. Rest easy and tight lines, Lefty–the fly fishing community is forever in your debt and thanks you.

Some of the best of Lefty:

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Greater Baltimore Medical Center / Gilchrist hospice in honor of Lefty Kreh to Mail to: GBMC Philanthropy, 6701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21204; or online at (Under “Designation” choose “Other.” Then in the next field, type: “Lefty Kreh Memorial”); or call: 443-849-3303.

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Photos courtesy of: EDWIN REMSBERG / WWW.REMSBERG.COM, Temple Fork Outfitters


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Will Poston has been with us here at Flylords since 2017 and is now our Conservation Editor. Will focuses on high-profile conservation issues, such as Pebble Mine, the Clean Water Act rollbacks, recovering the Pacific Northwest’s salmon and steelhead, and everything in-between. Will is from Washington, DC, and you can find him fishing on the tidal Potomac River in Washington, DC or chasing striped bass and Albies up and down the East Coast—and you know, anywhere else he can find a good bite!

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