PHILLIPS — Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps has donated a canvas portrait of Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby to the Phillips Historical Society in celebration of the inaugural Fly Rod Crosby Days, being held May 18-20, at the sporting camps.
“This canvas transformation of this famous image of “Fly Rod” [taken by Paul S. Caruso] was an undertaking by many talented individuals within our community. But most importantly, the dramatic colorization of the piece was orchestrated by Lori J. Dunn of Brownfield, an artist with local ties to our community,” said Jon Pound of the sporting camps.
“Our celebration of Phillips Maine’s legendary sports woman, Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby is long overdue. Fly Rod was born and grew up in Phillips, Maine, the gateway to the High Peaks Region, and is noted for her fishing and hunting skills and her efforts at promoting Maine during the late 1800s and early 1900s as an ideal destination for outdoor sporting activities. For her accomplishments, Crosby most recently was inducted into the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame,” said Pound.
Jon Pound of FCPSC Continued: “The weekend events will feature many of “Fly Rod‘s” avocations, including the Sandy River Rangeley Lakes Railroad’s special “Fast Fly Fishing” Express, hiking The Fly Rod Crosby Trail, experiencing Maine’s High Peaks Region, Gold Panning the Sandy River, attending the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Clinics, also her true-to-life passion: fly fishing for the elusive Maine Brook trout on our private pond or the pristine Sandy River. In conjunction with the event, the Phillips Historical Society will open early for visitors eager to search their rare archives.”
The event also will feature a chance to visit with the fly fishing community and organizations that are supporting Fly Rod Crosby Days. For a complete list of events, go to: www.foxcarltonpond.com.
For information on Fly Rod Crosby: https://newengland.com/yankee-magazine/living/profiles/fly-rod-crosby-maine-guide/
For information on Fly Rod Crosby Days Celebration: Jon Pound, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.foxcarltonpond.com or 207-491-5865.
Dedication Photo: (L) Jane Stinchfield, Phillips, Historical Society (R) Jon Pound, Fox Carlton Pond Sporting Camps, Phillips, ME