Lefty Kreh—In Memoriam 1925-2018

Lefty Kreh, one of the pre-eminent sport fishermen of his time, died on March 14 at his home in Cockeysville, Md., north of Baltimore. He was 93. His granddaughter Sammantha Aus said the cause was congestive heart failure.

For a half century, Mr. Kreh, a globe-trotting fisherman, journalist and author, was a colorful and highly influential figure in both freshwater and saltwater fly-fishing. In countless articles and more than 30 books, in videos, on television and at innumerable public appearances, he converted his vast experience into lucid observations and practical advice for anglers at all levels.

Read the entire New York Times obituary.

Lefty Kreh with a smallmouth bass, his favorite freshwater quarry, in a 2015 photograph.