Hall of Fame

Edward R. Hewitt

E.R. Hewitt was one of the most extraordinary individuals New York has ever known..  He was a chemist, inventor, innovator and a truly great fisherman.  His keen interest in trout fishing led him to purchase four and a half miles on the Neversink River in 1918 where he created a hatchery and laboratory.  Soon after, Hewitt was recognized as a leading authority on stream management and improvement.  As an author, he penned several books on angling.  As an inventor, he held numerous patents, including the felt soled wading shoe, a fishing line grease, an opaque leader, in interchangeable fly reel and a bivisible trout fly.  His innovations make him one of the greatest contributors in the history of fly fishing.

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