Honoring Steve Raymond

Life-long fly fisher and acclaimed author of works exploring the many facets of the sport, Steve Raymond was born in 1940 in Bellingham, Wash. A graduate of the University of Washington, he went on to a long career as a journalist for the Seattle Times. In addition to books, Raymond has been a major contributor of articles and book reviews to angling magazines, and served as an editor of The flyfisher and Fly fishing in salt waters. He has won many awards including the Roderick Haig-Brown Award of the Federation of Fly Fishers and the Letcher Lambuth Angling Craftsman Award of the Washington Fly Fishing Club.

Steve has also been a good friend to Special Collections serving as part of our Fly Fishing Advisory Group and donating his papers to us. His papers consists of drafts and final manuscripts of many of his monographs, book reviews, magazine articles and other materials documenting his active involvement in fly fishing. Thank you Steve!

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