Friday, February 29, 2008
NC Fly Fishing Team In The News
Scott Parrott of Hendersonville, North Carolina's Times-News Online provided some excellent coverage of the NC Fly Fishing Team's February practice session.
Bryson City native Eugene Shuler founded the N.C. Fly Fishing Team in 2005. Shuler, who could fish before he could write, hoped the team would introduce more Tarheel State anglers to the emerging sport of competitive fly fishing. Shuler, a builder, appeared on national TV when he competed in the Fly Fishing Masters in 2004.
The competitive take on this quiet, solitary sport remains in its infancy in the United States, especially when compared to its avid following in Europe.
But Shuler says interest is growing here in the sport, where fly fishers face off rod-to-rod in casting and fishing contests.
Read the rest of Scott's article via BlueRidgeNow.com Be sure to check out the video from the event as well.