Merwin had an intense passion for fishing and made a career out of writing about what he loved. Sadly, on Feb. 20, Merwin passed away in Lebanon, New Hampshire, at the age of 66. His wife, Martha Poole Merwin, said he had been hospitalized recently with several illnesses. The late author/outdoorsman got his start at age 3 fishing for bass and bluegills on his grandfather’s farm in Wilton, Connecticut. From there, his love for fishing grew to the point where he shared the water with legends such as Lee Wulff and A.J. McClane.