John ``Bud'' Yancey, one of the founders of the Carp Anglers Group and its first president, died on Wednesday.
Mr. Yancey, a Downstate man (shown above in a CAG photo), was one of the people who altered the perception of carp in modern American fishing.
More specifically, I would call him the great teacher of modern carp fishing. Some of those he taught and mentored went on to bigger and better things in fishing, such is the nature of being a good teacher.
I think the best summary of Mr. Yancey's impact is a line explaining why CAG's Champion of the Queen Award has been dedicated to him since 2002: ``Without you, CAG would simply not exist. We owe a huge debt to your vision and hard work.''
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