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Fly-fishing’s first lady, Pennsylvania’s Cathy Beck, widely mourned after her death on Argentina trip

Cathy Beck is widely regarded as a pioneer in the male-dominated fly-fishing world, becoming the first woman to appear on the cover of Fly Fisherman magazine, in 1991. Beck died suddenly at the age of 71 on Feb. 7, 2024.

The fishing world is mourning the loss of legendary fly-angler Cathy Beck, of Benton, Montgomery County, Pa., who died suddenly Feb. 7 while hosting a group at Laguna Verde Lodge (Jurassic Lake) in a remote region of Argentina, with her husband, Barry.
Cathy, 71, passed peacefully with Barry at her side, according to the couple’s longtime friend Larry Cooney, of Harrisburg, who was on the trip.

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