Art Lingren to Present “A Fly Fisher’s Passions” July 11 at WWU

Fly fishing enthusiast and historian Art Lingren will give a talk entitled “A Fly Fisher’s Passions” at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 in Special Collections, Wilson Library 6th floor.

The event is free and open to the public.

Western Libraries Heritage Resources’ 2018 Summer Fly Fishing Speaker Art Lingren will share photographs and stories about his passions for fly fishing activities, including his antique tackle collection, fly tying, fly fishing books and the lovely fly fishing spots in which he practices his craft. Lingren has fly fished in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and throughout his home province of British Columbia.

Throughout most of his adult life, Lingren has been actively involved in the fly fishing community. He is a member and past president of the Totem Fly Fishers, British Columbia’s oldest fly fishing club, and is an honorary member of the Loons Fly Fishing Club. He has served three years as president of the British Columbia Federation of Fly Fishers and stands as its unofficial BC fly fishing historian. He has additionally served as director of the Steelhead Society of BC for many years.

In 1995, Lingren was awarded the BCFFF’s Angul Award which is granted to British Columbian fly fishers who show an appreciation for the ancestry of fly fishing heritage and the excellence surrounding its development as both an Art and Science. In 1999, the Federation of Fly Fishers selected him as the 6th recipient of their prestigious Roderick Haig-Brown award.

For more information about this event, please contact Tamara Belts, Special Collections Manager, at (360) 650-3193 or


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