Monday, January 16, 2006

Fly Fish The Persian Gulf

Fly fishing just got easier for folks planning a visit to the United Arab Emirates. The Fujairah Salt Water Fly Fishing Academy has just announced it will be opening at the Le Meridian Al Aqah beach resort. The school will be led by Martin James who is a former holder of the Lord Mason's Illuminated Scroll angling award. Mr. James says that the calm waters of the Persian Gulf are ideal for fly fishing.

"The equipment required for fly fishing is minimal and it is consequently an ideal pursuit for tourists. Moreover, unlike more conventional methods of angling, fly fishing is far less messy and does not involve live bait but a hook covered in silk furs which, when combined with an expert cast, imitates a bait fish."

I am guessing that this gentleman has not seen all the stuff that I keep in my fishing vest. I am glad to see that fly fishing is making its way into the middle east. Perhaps if we hook them on fly fishing they will be more inclined to give us good oil prices.

Midcurrent dug this story up earlier today.

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