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Lefty Kreh

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The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society

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The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society

P.O. Box 130146

Boston, Massachusetts,02113

United States

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TFOS is a world leader in eye health education. TFOS' global collaboration among scientists, clinicians and industry professionals seeks action needed to help the world see better. Tfos membership is free of charge and includes: check tfos Access to a gl...more

Background Information

Employment History

Tenkara USA


Affiliations

Spring Ridge

Teacher and A Charter Member


Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers

Senior Advisor


Web References(35 Total References)


Lancaster, PA – The Fly Fishing Show

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Lefty Kreh: Lefty has been an active outdoor writer for more than 50 years.
He has written for most major outdoor magazines in this country as well as many abroad. He is the retired outdoors editor of the Baltimore Sunpapers and holds a staff position on several magazines. He has been given the prestigious "Lifetime Achievement" by The American Sportfishing Association. The North American Fly Tackle Trade Association also honored him with the "Lifetime Contribution Award. He was inducted into the (International Game Fishing Association) "IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame", the "Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame", "The Fly Fishing Hall of Fame," and the "Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum Fishing Hall of Fame. And was named "Angler of the Year. By Fly Rod and Reel Magazine. Lefty served as a Senior Advisor for a number of terms for Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers and has received numerous awards from these organizations. Lefty has fished in almost every state, all the Providences of Canada and in many countries in Europe, Central and South America and Iceland. He has fished a number of places in the South Pacific, including Christmas Island, Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea. He is a consultant to Temple Fork Outfitters, Bass Pro and Scientific Anglers. He is the author of 30 books and taught outdoor photography for the National Wildlife Society and was L.L. Bean's fly-fishing and photo consultant for several years. Lefty is most proud that he has been married for more than 61 years to his best friend, Evelyn, whom made it possible for him to pursue his career. Lefty Kreh has called Bob "The most innovative fly tyer I have ever met! DVDs: THE COMPLEAT CLOUSER MINNOW, FLY TYING TECHNIQUES OF BOB CLOUSER & LEFTY KREH: 50 YEARS BEHIND THE VISE, TYING FLIES THAT CATCH FISH WITH LEFTY KREH & BOB CLOUSER DVDs: THE COMPLEAT CLOUSER MINNOW, FLY TYING TECHNIQUES OF BOB CLOUSER & LEFTY KREH: 50 YEARS BEHIND THE VISE, TYING FLIES THAT CATCH FISH WITH LEFTY KREH & BOB CLOUSER Lefty Kreh ALL THE BEST: A CONVERSATION WITH FLIP AND LEFTY BASIC FLY FISHING: ALL THE SKILLS & GEAR YOU NEED TO GET STARTED CASTING WITH LEFTY KREH FISHING KNOTS: PROVEN TO WORK FOR LIGHT TACKLE AND FLY FISHING: BOOK & DVD FLY-CASTING FUNDAMENTALS FLY FISHING FOR BASS BY LEFTY KREH & BOB CLOUSER LEFTY KREH'S LONGER FLY CASTING, NEW AND REVISED DVDs: ALL THE BEST: A CONVERSATION WITH FLIP AND LEFTY, FLY TYING TECHNIQUES OF BOB CLOUSER & LEFTY KREH: 50 YEARS BEHIND THE VISE, LEFTY KREH ON FLY CASTING, LESSONS WITH LEFTY: A TEACHING GUIDE FOR FLY CASTING, THE BEST OF LEFTY'S TIPS, TACTICS & TECHNIQUES FOR FLY FISHING, TYING FLIES THAT CATCH FISH WITH LEFTY KREH & BOB CLOUSER DVDs: ALL THE BEST: A CONVERSATION WITH FLIP AND LEFTY, FLY TYING TECHNIQUES OF BOB CLOUSER & LEFTY KREH: 50 YEARS BEHIND THE VISE, LEFTY KREH ON FLY CASTING, LESSONS WITH LEFTY: A TEACHING GUIDE FOR FLY CASTING, THE BEST OF LEFTY'S TIPS, TACTICS & TECHNIQUES FOR FLY FISHING, TYING FLIES THAT CATCH FISH WITH LEFTY KREH & BOB CLOUSER 2:30 LEFTY KREH, BOB CLOUSER 2:30 LEFTY KREH, BOB CLOUSER 1:15 Lefty Kreh - A New Look at Fly Casting 3:15 John Field - Efficient Casting for Accuracy and Distance 1:15 Lefty Kreh - A New Look at Fly Casting


www.tenkarausa.com

1) "Tenkara is a fad and it won't last long. - Lefty Kreh".
Tagged Under : 2012 tenkara, alula, Choosing a tenkara rod, fly-fishing, Lefty Kreh, orvis, telescopic rods, Tenkara, tenkara usa, TFO, yoshida After the extremely popular post on my interaction with Lefty Kreh, him calling tenkara a fad even as TFO wanted to make their own tenkara rods, and then a recap of the post by Kirk Deeter at Field and Stream's Fly Talk blog, I thought I'd lighten up the mood a bit by posting a great shot of forum user Dan Gates taken by his friend Darin Marx. Tagged Under : Lefty Kreh, photography, Tenkara, tenkara photo, TFO Lefty Kreh, TFO and Tenkara [Translate] "Tenkara is a fad and it won't last long", Lefty Kreh, the legendary fly-caster and face for TFO (a fly-fishing company) told me this morning as we walked toward the Marlborough Fly Fishing Show here in Marlborough, MA. As we got in the elevator this morning, I introduced myself. He asked me, "You're that tenkara guy? I nodded, and in turn asked him, "What do you think about it? His complete statement was, "to me fly fishing is a lot of things: the rods, matching lines and different leaders, long casting...I think tenkara is a fad and it won't last long. That is just my honest assessment." Lefty seemed to be a very friendly man, his response was not said in a mean tone. He actually reminds me of my grandfather, to whom I'm very close and is also not afraid of giving his honest assessment of things. Mr. Kreh spoke with the sincerity of a person who has seen many things and is not afraid of saying what he thinks. To be clear, I am not criticizing Mr. Kreh in this post. And, I am not at all upset by his response, please read on. Mr. Kreh shared with me his honest opinion (everyone has theirs), and I respect him for it. As we stepped out of the elevator, I proceeded to ask Mr. Kreh, "So, in that case what do you think about TFO making their own tenkara rods? After we were out of the elevator, Mr. Kreh continued his response regarding TFO and tenkara: " I don't think they are going to offer it. Yes, I know about that, but they will probably drop that. They tried to make some rods but they didn't turn out well at all. It is very difficult for them to get the right mandrels and to make them work and match. I don't think they can do it." While you may have assumed I would have taken his "assessment" personally and badly, I was actually very happy to see the level of "buy-in" on tenkara from one of TFO's most prominent advisors (interesting quote from the link, which points to TFO's page on Mr. Kreh: "There is an old view of fly fishing that has circulated around the sport fishing community for too many years that fly fishing is an "elitist" sport. This view, which has long been troublesome for Lefty, has been perpetuated, in large part, by the fact that fly fishing gear was very expensive.") Of course, he is only one person saying tenkara - a method of fishing that has been around for hundreds of years, thriving in the US for the last 3 years since we first introduced it here - is a fad. Tagged Under : Lefty Kreh, Tenkara, tenkara fly fishing, TFO


www.tenkarausa.com

Lefty Kreh
Tenkara by Tenkara USA > Lefty Kreh 1) "Tenkara is a fad and it won't last long. - Lefty Kreh". Tagged Under : 2012 tenkara, alula, Choosing a tenkara rod, fly-fishing, Lefty Kreh, orvis, telescopic rods, Tenkara, tenkara usa, TFO, yoshida After the extremely popular post on my interaction with Lefty Kreh, him calling tenkara a fad even as TFO wanted to make their own tenkara rods, and then a recap of the post by Kirk Deeter at Field and Stream's Fly Talk blog, I thought I'd lighten up the mood a bit by posting a great shot of forum user Dan Gates taken by his friend Darin Marx. Tagged Under : Lefty Kreh, photography, Tenkara, tenkara photo, TFO Lefty Kreh, TFO and Tenkara [Translate] "Tenkara is a fad and it won't last long", Lefty Kreh, the legendary fly-caster and face for TFO (a fly-fishing company) told me this morning as we walked toward the Marlborough Fly Fishing Show here in Marlborough, MA. As we got in the elevator this morning, I introduced myself. He asked me, "You're that tenkara guy? I nodded, and in turn asked him, "What do you think about it? His complete statement was, "to me fly fishing is a lot of things: the rods, matching lines and different leaders, long casting...I think tenkara is a fad and it won't last long. That is just my honest assessment." Lefty seemed to be a very friendly man, his response was not said in a mean tone. He actually reminds me of my grandfather, to whom I'm very close and is also not afraid of giving his honest assessment of things. Mr. Kreh spoke with the sincerity of a person who has seen many things and is not afraid of saying what he thinks. To be clear, I am not criticizing Mr. Kreh in this post. And, I am not at all upset by his response, please read on. Mr. Kreh shared with me his honest opinion (everyone has theirs), and I respect him for it. As we stepped out of the elevator, I proceeded to ask Mr. Kreh, "So, in that case what do you think about TFO making their own tenkara rods? After we were out of the elevator, Mr. Kreh continued his response regarding TFO and tenkara: " I don't think they are going to offer it. Yes, I know about that, but they will probably drop that. They tried to make some rods but they didn't turn out well at all. It is very difficult for them to get the right mandrels and to make them work and match. I don't think they can do it." While you may have assumed I would have taken his "assessment" personally and badly, I was actually very happy to see the level of "buy-in" on tenkara from one of TFO's most prominent advisors (interesting quote from the link, which points to TFO's page on Mr. Kreh: "There is an old view of fly fishing that has circulated around the sport fishing community for too many years that fly fishing is an "elitist" sport. This view, which has long been troublesome for Lefty, has been perpetuated, in large part, by the fact that fly fishing gear was very expensive.") Of course, he is only one person saying tenkara - a method of fishing that has been around for hundreds of years, thriving in the US for the last 3 years since we first introduced it here - is a fad. Tagged Under : Lefty Kreh, Tenkara, tenkara fly fishing, TFO


www.tenkarausa.com

Tenkara is a fad and it won’t last long. – Lefty Kreh | Lefty Kreh, TFO and Tenkara | Read more
Tenkara is a fad and it won’t last long. – Lefty Kreh | Lefty Kreh, TFO and Tenkara | Read more Lefty Kreh, TFO and Tenkara [Translate] "Tenkara is a fad and it won't last long", Lefty Kreh, the legendary fly-caster and face for TFO (a fly-fishing company) told me this morning as we walked toward the Marlborough Fly Fishing Show here in Marlborough, MA. As we got in the elevator this morning, I introduced myself. He asked me, "You're that tenkara guy? I nodded, and in turn asked him, "What do you think about it? His complete statement was, "to me fly fishing is a lot of things: the rods, matching lines and different leaders, long casting...I think tenkara is a fad and it won't last long. That is just my honest assessment." Lefty seemed to be a very friendly man, his response was not said in a mean tone. He actually reminds me of my grandfather, to whom I'm very close and is also not afraid of giving his honest assessment of things. Mr. Kreh spoke with the sincerity of a person who has seen many things and is not afraid of saying what he thinks. To be clear, I am not criticizing Mr. Kreh in this post. And, I am not at all upset by his response, please read on. Mr. Kreh shared with me his honest opinion (everyone has theirs), and I respect him for it. As we stepped out of the elevator, I proceeded to ask Mr. Kreh, "So, in that case what do you think about TFO making their own tenkara rods? After we were out of the elevator, Mr. Kreh continued his response regarding TFO and tenkara: " I don't think they are going to offer it. Yes, I know about that, but they will probably drop that. They tried to make some rods but they didn't turn out well at all. It is very difficult for them to get the right mandrels and to make them work and match. I don't think they can do it." While you may have assumed I would have taken his "assessment" personally and badly, I was actually very happy to see the level of "buy-in" on tenkara from one of TFO's most prominent advisors (interesting quote from the link, which points to TFO's page on Mr. Kreh: "There is an old view of fly fishing that has circulated around the sport fishing community for too many years that fly fishing is an "elitist" sport. This view, which has long been troublesome for Lefty, has been perpetuated, in large part, by the fact that fly fishing gear was very expensive.") Of course, he is only one person saying tenkara - a method of fishing that has been around for hundreds of years, thriving in the US for the last 3 years since we first introduced it here - is a fad. Tagged Under : Lefty Kreh, Tenkara, tenkara fly fishing, TFO (62) posted on Lefty Kreh, TFO and Tenkara I do understand Mr. Kreh's point of view somewhat. Your the startup guy and he is the "establishment". While I do not think Tenkara is a fad and I think that TFO produces a product that is not as good as most people think, referring to Lefty as a "nice OLD man" is condescending and reeks of "young elitism". Lefty was good in his time, but this is a new era. I am sure, knowing Mr. Kreh for many years that it is his personal opinion and he only gave his name and input to TFO This is a great write up of your interaction with Lefty and the backstory of TFO. I am very, very close to my grandfather, and Lefty does remind me a bit of my own grandfather. I also do not meant to criticize Lefty, and was not upset by his comment as I mention toward the end of the post. I am happy to have had that interaction and hear his honest opinion, that's all I can ask of anyone I encounter, especially someone with his status. That he could easily have a conversation with me about a differing opinion makes me respect him. Hi Rob, I actually really appreciated hearing his personal opinion and have a lot of respect for Mr. Kreh. I was planning to see Lefty Kreh and the speaker before Lefty caught my attention. I was very happy to give a presentation right before Lefty, and honored too. I suspect many of those watching my demo on Saturday were just lining up to watch Lefty himself. Lefty thinks tenkara might be a fad. Daniel, you should've given Lefty the classic American response: "Don't knock it 'til you try it!" Leave Lefty to his own devices... This is the new fly fishing era, where a double haul on a trout stream is obnoxious, and where a rod, a line and a fly are all that's needed to chase trout in cold, clean water. Lefty is a legend, but Tenkara has centuries on the wise old man of fly fishing. From everything I have read, Lefty is a nice guy - in addition to being a master fly fisher. Yet, his opinions as to tenkara are apt to be honestly biased on the subject of tenkara. After all, he designed a line of rods for Temple Fork, and that pretty much puts him in direct competition with any tenkara rids that Temple Fork decides to sell. [...] Lefty Kreh, who may just be the most recognized authority on fly fishing ever, told Tenkara USA founder Daniel Galhardo that, "Tenkara is a fad and it won't last long. Well, I thoroughly enjoyed both your demonstration and Lefty's at the Marlborough show. Lefty says Tenkara is a fad says... Lefty Kreh declares "Tenkara is cool! | says... [...] "Tenkara is a fad and it won't last long", Lefty Kreh, the legendary fly-caster and face for T... [...] [Translate] Posted on 27 Jan 2012 at 9:03 pm the5day.com - Lefty Kreh declares "Tenkara is cool! says... Lefty Kreh uses the fast internet to throw bad comments even farther- Lefty is correct and told you the truth, he doesn't hold back and he has been correct in almost all of his predictions about the fly fishing industry for many years. Sorry to say this and I hope you don't take it the wrong way but, Lefty has forgotten in the past week more than the collective lot of you folks will probably ever know about the fly fishing as well as the general fishing industry. Yeah he is old school and an old guy but, still sharp as a tack. I know he isn't attractive to you granola chewing types and you younger guys probably don't view him as cool but,he has a knack for observation and he has a lot of common sense. He sees this for what it is, a pole with a hunk of string and a so-so tied dry fly that you fly fishing geek types have become all hot and lathered up about. I am sorry if the truth hurts and you are using his private comment to you which you, initiated via your question to him to further your cause. A pretty lame marketing scheme and a cheap classless act on your part putting this out to the general public via blogs etc. Guy never did anything to you yet, your feel like you can just go and use his name to stir up a hornets nest, how pathetic. I am sure Mr. Kreh has seen a lot of fads coming and going over the years. Though, I'm also sure he's seen a lot of things, even in fly fishing, coming and staying even if he predicted they would soon be gone. Thirty years ago many probably thought Spey would be gone soon. So, I understand where he is coming from. I did not take him wrong, I respected his comment very much, and mostly wanted to point to the irony of TFO copying rods and thinking of tenkara as he told me it would not last long. Lefty is one of my favorite people in the entire fishing world. I'm amazed at his encyclopediac knowledge, skill, humor and patience - not to mention his candor and energy. (BTW, Lefty, happy 87th birthday this week.) His judgments also are usually right on target, However, when we began marketing Waterwisp dry flies around 15 years ago, Lefty said, "They'll never sell and you probably won't last long. He's partly right. We don't have a mass market but folks who use our dry flies keep coming back for more. So Lefty may be right on the mark about Tenkara, but on the other hand.......Time will tell.


www.tenkarausa.com

Lefty Kreh, TFO and Tenkara
[Translate] "Tenkara is a fad and it won't last long", Lefty Kreh, the legendary fly-caster and face for TFO (a fly-fishing company) told me this morning as we walked toward the Marlborough Fly Fishing Show here in Marlborough, MA. As we got in the elevator this morning, I introduced myself. He asked me, "You're that tenkara guy? I nodded, and in turn asked him, "What do you think about it? His complete statement was, "to me fly fishing is a lot of things: the rods, matching lines and different leaders, long casting...I think tenkara is a fad and it won't last long. That is just my honest assessment." Lefty seemed to be a very friendly man, his response was not said in a mean tone. He actually reminds me of my grandfather, to whom I'm very close and is also not afraid of giving his honest assessment of things. Mr. Kreh spoke with the sincerity of a person who has seen many things and is not afraid of saying what he thinks. To be clear, I am not criticizing Mr. Kreh in this post. And, I am not at all upset by his response, please read on. Mr. Kreh shared with me his honest opinion (everyone has theirs), and I respect him for it. As we stepped out of the elevator, I proceeded to ask Mr. Kreh, "So, in that case what do you think about TFO making their own tenkara rods? After we were out of the elevator, Mr. Kreh continued his response regarding TFO and tenkara: " I don't think they are going to offer it. Yes, I know about that, but they will probably drop that. They tried to make some rods but they didn't turn out well at all. It is very difficult for them to get the right mandrels and to make them work and match. I don't think they can do it." While you may have assumed I would have taken his "assessment" personally and badly, I was actually very happy to see the level of "buy-in" on tenkara from one of TFO's most prominent advisors (interesting quote from the link, which points to TFO's page on Mr. Kreh: "There is an old view of fly fishing that has circulated around the sport fishing community for too many years that fly fishing is an "elitist" sport. This view, which has long been troublesome for Lefty, has been perpetuated, in large part, by the fact that fly fishing gear was very expensive.") Of course, he is only one person saying tenkara - a method of fishing that has been around for hundreds of years, thriving in the US for the last 3 years since we first introduced it here - is a fad. Tagged Under : Lefty Kreh, Tenkara, tenkara fly fishing, TFO And, don't miss the casting demonstrations - especially the ones right before Lefty Kreh's!


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