A forthcoming sculpture in Culler Lake is set to commemorate the enduring passion of local fly fisherman Bernard “Lefty” Kreh this weekend. It will portray him engaged in his beloved pastime, casting his line into the waters of his hometown, Frederick, Maryland.

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Kreh, a renowned figure on the national stage and a stalwart in the world of conservation, earned a place in three prestigious fishing halls of fame. In a crowning achievement, Fly Fisherman magazine hailed him as the “Greatest of All Time” in 2021. Moreover, his 1991 creation, the iconic “Lefty’s Deceiver” fly, received the distinguished honor of being featured on a United States Postal Service postage stamp.

Despite his remarkable accomplishments, Frederick County, his cherished hometown, has yet to officially acknowledge his profound contributions, even after his passing in 2018. This spurred the Friends of Lefty Kreh group to commission a public sculpture, a timeless testament to a legacy deserving of bronze permanence. This Saturday, the sculpture of Kreh will be unveiled at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at Culler Lake in Baker Park.

Take a look at the full article from The Frederick-News Post by clicking HERE.

Check out the articles below:

2020 F3T Behind the Lens: TIME

Lefty Kreh’s Favorite Bass Fishery — Back Bay Short Film from Flymen Fishing Co.


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