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January 30, 2011
The Postal Service dedicated a stamp to his most famous creation and federal health officials slapped his initials on a strain of anthrax that almost killed him. Now it's time for Maryland to put Lefty Kreh's name on something that matters. Kreh turns 86 next month and wouldn't that be a fine time to get moving on a tribute to the Maryland native and World War II veteran who has done so much to promote fishing? Normally, the state gets all squirrelly about naming something for a living person — except if that person happens to be an ex-governor (Glendening)
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2011
The state Board of Public Works is forging another fishing legacy for Lefty Kreh: a seven-mile trail in Gunpowder Falls State Park to be named for the former outdoors editor of The Sun. The trail's moniker will become official at the board's meeting Dec. 21 in Annapolis. Kreh, 86, is expected to attend. The Cockeysville resident, who has authored more than 30 books on fishing, appeared humbled by the honor. "I appreciate [the state] doing this, but it kind of embarrasses me," said Kreh, who grew up in Frederick and spent 18 years writing for The Sun until his retirement in 1990.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2013
The first step to being successful at fly fishing is tying a fly creatively enough to make it seem real to the fish you're trying to catch. Considered by many to be something of an art form, tying flies is an acquired skill. With hopes of learning how to tie their flies or how to get better at it, 400 to 500 anglers from Maryland and neighboring states are expected to attend the 11th annual Tiefest, which is presented by the Kent Narrows chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Maryland.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | February 23, 2003
True story. Woman goes to a fly fishing show to buy a rod and maybe sign up for a lesson with a guide. She's handed a St. Croix five-weight and nudged toward a casting field. After several minutes of flailing away at the air and almost wrapping the line around her neck, she's brought up short by a voice behind her. "Are you looking at your backcast?" the helpful voice inquires. "Um, no," she replies. "Well, it's a good thing because it looks like hell," says the voice, laughing to beat the band.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | August 24, 2008
The Jedi master of fishing, Lefty Kreh, is the subject of two new books. Most of us would kill for one volume, and here's Lefty with two keepers. One he has put together himself, something he has been threatening to do for some time but never found the time. The other is a tribute from some of fishing's big names. Kreh, who held the job I now have until his "retirement" in January 1992, has written an entire library full of fishing books and magazine articles. But for his autobiography, My Life Was This Big, he has teamed up with Chris Millard, a former editor at Golf World magazine.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2013
The first step to being successful at fly fishing is tying a fly creatively enough to make it seem real to the fish you're trying to catch. Considered by many to be something of an art form, tying flies is an acquired skill. With hopes of learning how to tie their flies or how to get better at it, 400 to 500 anglers from Maryland and neighboring states are expected to attend the 11th annual Tiefest, which is presented by the Kent Narrows chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Maryland.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2012
The big one got away again at Saturday's Maryland Fishing Challenge finale in Annapolis. For the eighth straight year since the contest was established, no anglers caught the special Diamond Jim striped bass worth a $25,000 prize. Though the $25,000 striped bass wasn't caught, it marks the second year in which the Jim Diamond prize money was split among those who caught a fish carrying the designated tag. Instead, the nine anglers who caught fish that were tagged in the popular Maryland Department of Natural Resources' contest took home nearly $2,800 each.
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February 21, 2010
BIRDING Wednesday Search for wintering birds, 8 a.m., during a guided walk at the Patuxent Research Refuge. For ages 16 and up. Field guides and binoculars recommended. The visitor center is in Laurel on Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore- Washington Parkway and Route 197. Reservations: 301-497-5887. FISHING Saturday Meet several of the nation's most celebrated fly tyers and casters - Lefty Kreh, Bob Popovics, Bob Clouser and Steve Silverio - at the eighth annual TieFest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kent Narrows Yacht Club, 428 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | August 17, 2003
There's not enough room on a business card to list all the awards and titles accumulated by Lefty Kreh and Roland Martin. But then in the outdoors world, neither fisherman needs much of an introduction. Books, TV shows, seminars, videos. Heck, they could probably make a killing doing the greetings on people's answering machines. Can you just imagine it: "Hi, this is Lefty Kreh. No one is home right now, but did you hear the one about the minister, rabbi and priest out golfing?" With the number of jokes he knows, Kreh could give each person an individualized greeting.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2012
The big one got away again at Saturday's Maryland Fishing Challenge finale in Annapolis. For the eighth straight year since the contest was established, no anglers caught the special Diamond Jim striped bass worth a $25,000 prize. Though the $25,000 striped bass wasn't caught, it marks the second year in which the Jim Diamond prize money was split among those who caught a fish carrying the designated tag. Instead, the nine anglers who caught fish that were tagged in the popular Maryland Department of Natural Resources' contest took home nearly $2,800 each.
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By Don Markus The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2012
Lefty Kreh is to fly-fishing what James Naismith was to basketball and, perhaps, what Elvis was to rock 'n' roll. Not only is the now 87-year-old Kreh credited with helping invent the sport in the late 1940s, he later popularized it by writing more than 30 books as well as writing an outdoors column, including an 18-year stint at The Baltimore Sun. On Monday, Kreh will be honored - begrudgingly - when a seven-mile trail at Gunpowder Falls State...
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2011
The state Board of Public Works is forging another fishing legacy for Lefty Kreh: a seven-mile trail in Gunpowder Falls State Park to be named for the former outdoors editor of The Sun. The trail's moniker will become official at the board's meeting Dec. 21 in Annapolis. Kreh, 86, is expected to attend. The Cockeysville resident, who has authored more than 30 books on fishing, appeared humbled by the honor. "I appreciate [the state] doing this, but it kind of embarrasses me," said Kreh, who grew up in Frederick and spent 18 years writing for The Sun until his retirement in 1990.
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January 30, 2011
The Postal Service dedicated a stamp to his most famous creation and federal health officials slapped his initials on a strain of anthrax that almost killed him. Now it's time for Maryland to put Lefty Kreh's name on something that matters. Kreh turns 86 next month and wouldn't that be a fine time to get moving on a tribute to the Maryland native and World War II veteran who has done so much to promote fishing? Normally, the state gets all squirrelly about naming something for a living person — except if that person happens to be an ex-governor (Glendening)
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February 21, 2010
BIRDING Wednesday Search for wintering birds, 8 a.m., during a guided walk at the Patuxent Research Refuge. For ages 16 and up. Field guides and binoculars recommended. The visitor center is in Laurel on Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore- Washington Parkway and Route 197. Reservations: 301-497-5887. FISHING Saturday Meet several of the nation's most celebrated fly tyers and casters - Lefty Kreh, Bob Popovics, Bob Clouser and Steve Silverio - at the eighth annual TieFest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kent Narrows Yacht Club, 428 Kent Narrows Way North, Grasonville.
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By Candus Thomson | January 17, 2010
T here aren't many things more meat and potatoes than a hearty helping of Lefty Kreh . So there I was Tuesday night, playing hooky from a mundane government meeting to fork down protein and starch with the greatest fly fisherman, author and teacher of them all. Kreh, weeks from his 85th birthday, was at the Boatyard Bar and Grill in Eastport to swap stories, tell jokes and watch a cult fishing movie with old pals and admirers....
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By Candus Thomson | May 14, 2000
Lefty Kreh has spent a lifetime perfecting his cast, his knots, his fly tying. The U.S. Postal Service has put one of his flies on a postage stamp. Anglers pay serious money to be in his company, to mimic the master. But there is one thing Lefty Kreh knows he will never master: his wife of almost 53 years. If someone were to hold a convention for the long-suffering wives of anglers, who tend to be up at daybreak and out of the house on weekends, Evelyn Kreh would be elected chairman."She's the CEO of Lefty, Inc.," says fishing guide Sarah Gardner.
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By Candus Thomson | January 17, 2010
T here aren't many things more meat and potatoes than a hearty helping of Lefty Kreh . So there I was Tuesday night, playing hooky from a mundane government meeting to fork down protein and starch with the greatest fly fisherman, author and teacher of them all. Kreh, weeks from his 85th birthday, was at the Boatyard Bar and Grill in Eastport to swap stories, tell jokes and watch a cult fishing movie with old pals and admirers....
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | August 24, 2008
The Jedi master of fishing, Lefty Kreh, is the subject of two new books. Most of us would kill for one volume, and here's Lefty with two keepers. One he has put together himself, something he has been threatening to do for some time but never found the time. The other is a tribute from some of fishing's big names. Kreh, who held the job I now have until his "retirement" in January 1992, has written an entire library full of fishing books and magazine articles. But for his autobiography, My Life Was This Big, he has teamed up with Chris Millard, a former editor at Golf World magazine.
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