The Ray Bergman Collection
Presented by Gus Aull III.
On March 16, 2014 The museum had the priveledge of hearing the Ray Bergman Story as told by Gus Aull.
Gus Aull jr. was neighbors of the Bergmans in Nyack NY from the mid 20's to mid 50's. Gus Aull jr. called him Uncle Ray.
When Ray died in 1967 his collection was given to Gus Aull Jr. who inturn gave the collection to Gus Aull III.
Gus displayed Photos, Magazines, Books, Christmas Cards, Family Photos, and a Fly Rod which was given to Gus Aull jr. by Ray Bergman was made by Lyle Dickerson.
The rod is a 761510 and is also inscribed Dickerson Bergman Gus Aull 1948.
Gus explained that based on his research Ray's first published artice was in the September 1925 in Forest and Stream magazine.
The article was about speckled trout fishing in Brandy Brook, Cranberry Lake NY.
Here are a few of the article Gus Displayed.
Gus Aull III Giving the Ray Bergman story
Gus Holding "With Fly, Plug and Bait"
This is a Dickerson Fly Rod model 761510 made for Ray Bergman and
given to Gus Aull Jr. for a birthday present in 1948.
1925 Forest and Stream containing Rays First published Article
Ray Bergman Pictures that would be associated with his articles
Hook sales card highliting Ray Bergman style hooks
Ray Bergman was known as the Babe Ruth of Fishing
Family Photos of Ray and Gus Aulls Family
Ray Bergman wrote for different outdoor magazines from 1925 - 1961
The book on "Trout" is considered to be the Bible on Trout fishing written by Ray Bergman.
The Christmas card given to Grace and Ray Bergman by V.T. Hamlin with the illistration of Alley Oop a popular cartoon character from the 30's.
The Ray Bergman collection copywrite 2014