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December 11, 2017
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Fish 2016

The fifth annual edition of FISH has hit the stands. In it, you'll learn how guides and clients cope with the challenge of FUDR's One Bug contest, share the experience of someone who just learned to fish—at 70 years old—discover the secret ingredient in the soups Agnes Van Put (turning 100 this year) concocts annually for the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum's season opener celebration, browse a photo essay on our own beautiful backyard, learn about Terry Shultz's experiences in foreign waters and more.

There are great fish landed, and great fish that got away. Check out "Great Granpaw" by Martin Thomas McKean, published here with permission of Gibson McKean. The 1942 story of the great fish that got away is a classic. Anyone who ever fished remembers best the big one that got away. Big brother Martin remarked in 1942 that Gib McKean was a budding fisherman. (He is fully budded now!)

And when you consider the great fish landed, see the marvelous photography of Peter J. Kolesar, which depicts fish landed as well as the landscapes they were landed in. All the fish appearing in these images were released. As Lee Wulff said, a game fish is too valuable to be caught only once.

With Paul Terry Shultz we explore the fishing opportunities in our backyard and fishing opportunities the world over. Terry captures the essence of the unparalleled fishing opportunities here and draws comparisons with other destinations from the world’s four corners. FISH 2016 sure does get around.