Founded in 2014, the CFFCM Catskill Legends honors four individuals who have contributed their expertise to impact, educate and share the history and knowledge of the Catskills. They continue the tradition of Catskill fly fishing community started long ago when anglers began to wet a line in the local waters. It is these individuals who have kept the Catskill spirit to protect the area as a premier fishery of interest to all who visit the local streams and surroundings. The Legends are fly fishing pioneers who discovered and appreciated the richness of the rivers and stream in the Catskills. They are conservation stewards, authors, historians, and anglers who have shared their Catskill experience and allowed others to follow in their footsteps to create their own experience. Their heritage is the cornerstone for future generations of legends.
This year, the CFFCM is proud to announce the 2018 Catskill Legends: Kris Lee, Ed Ostapczuk, Jack Yelle.
These are the fly fishing pioneers who discovered and appreciated the richness of the rivers and streams in the Catskills; the champions of these waters who protected every inch that flowed; the authors and historians who shared the romance of the Catskill experience. These are the individuals who have kept the Catskills alive for future generations to enjoy. This year on April 7, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum will recognize: Kris Lee, Ed Ostapczuk, Jack Yelle.
The honorary induction and dinner will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Arnold House on Shandelee Road in Livingston Manor.
Reserve your tickets today by calling the Center. Price is $50 for members, $60 non members, $100 patron ticket or $500 for a table of 8.