Yankee Fisherman, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

An honor for an artist, and a benefit for a beloved captain highlight Yankee Fisherman on the HAN Network today at 1 p.m.

The American Museum of Fly Fishing will honor wildlife artist and author James Prosek with its 2016 Izaak Walton Award on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at a public reception in New York City.

Peter Nardini of the American Museum of Fly Fishing will join us to talk about Prosek’s award and other exhibits at the museum today at 1 p.m. at han.network. Watch the show live at 1 p.m.

Prosek, an Easton native and Yale graduate, made his authorial debut at 19 years of age with Trout: an Illustrated History, which featured 70 of his watercolor paintings of the trout of North America. Prosek’s work has been shown at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, N.Y., Gerald Peters Gallery, N.Y., and Santa Fe; the Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va., and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with solo exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, The Addison Gallery of American Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., among others.

Peter Hawley will tell us about the Oct. 30 benefit for Capt. Todd Mackeknie, who is battling cancer. The benefit will be held from 1-5 p.m. at Stony Creek Brewery..

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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