Yankee Fisherman, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

Celebrating with Catskill fly fishing icons

Look back at history during Summerfest at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, and we’ll join the celebration on Yankee Fisherman, presented by The Dock, Thursday at 1 p.m. at HAN.Network.

The museum itself is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, and leaders, including legendary angler Joan Wulff, one of the museum’s founders, will look back at its evolution from a concept to a storefront to a campus along Willowemoc Creek in the cradle of fly fishing in America. More than a repository of collectibles, the museum is a living part of the angling community, passing down traditions and bringing together those drawn to the call of the river.

Greeting most as they arrive at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is Agnes Van Put, still there daily as she celebrates her 100th birthday. She’s met governors, hosted presidents, and kept visitors to the center warm with her soups and full with her freshly baked cookies.

Get ready this weekend for free fishing day in Connecticut, Saturday, Aug. 13. You do need to get a free license at the DEEP site.

Yankee Fisherman, presented by The Dock Shop, airs Thursdays at 1 p.m. on the HAN Network. Previous episodes can be watched on demand or listened to as a podcast.

Yankee Fisherman is hosted by John Kovach, editorial director, host and announcer for the HAN Network. A native of New Jersey, Kovach has fished since his father first took him out as a child. Kovach fishes fresh and salt water, ties flies, dabbles in lure making and promotes conservation, including a leadership role in the Connecticut Council of Trout Unlimited.

 

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