ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland fisherman whose name is known to anglers around the world is getting some recognition by his home state.

Gov. Martin O’Malley is leading a dedication ceremony Monday in Parkton for a fishing trail named for Cockeysville resident Lefty Kreh. The trail runs for seven miles along the Gunpowder Falls trout stream from Prettyboy Reservoir to Big Falls Road.

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Kreh is an author and fly-tier best known for a lure he created called Lefty’s Deceiver.

The lure was designed for striped bass. It is one of the world’s most widely used and imitated saltwater fishing flies.

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Kreh’s 1974 book, “Fly Fishing in Saltwaters,” is considered a classic guide to the sport.

He served as outdoor editor of The Baltimore Sun for 17 years before retiring in 1990.

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