Van Put, Betters and Others to Be Inducted into Catskill Hall of Fame

July 22, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

On October 18, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center Hall of Fame will induct Dave Whitlock, Ed Zern, George Griffith, Art Neuman, Francis Betters,and Ed Van Put, who at age 70 still works full-time as a state fisheries and wildlife manager. “When you fish nearly 55 years of your life in the Catskills, you kind of pick up on the history behind the water you’ve fished. Along the way, Van Put wrote two important historical books on Catskill fly fishing. In 1996, he penned the critically acclaimed book, ‘The Beaverkill,’ (The Lyons Press), and more recently, Van Put released his second and broader historical book in 2007, ‘Trout Fishing in the Catskills,’ (Skyhorse Publishing).”