Lefty Kreh died from heart failure on Wednesday in his home in Maryland.
Kreh wrote extensively on the art of fly fishing, hosted Buccaneers and Bones on the Outdoor Channel and remained an in demand casting instructor even in his later years.
His obituary in the New York Times said he was known to fish with famous fly fishermen and Montana residents like Thomas Mcguane, Huey Lewis and Michael Keaton. He wrote numerous books including Advanced Fly Fishing Techniques and Fly Fishing in Salt Water.
Kreh is credited with playing a significant role in pioneering saltwater fly fishing. A saltwater fly of his own design, known as Lefty’s Deceiver, was immortalized on a United States Postal Service stamp in 1991.
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