Sunday, June 07, 2009

FIPS Mouche: It's on like Donkey Kong

It's that time of the year again when Team USA takes part in the World Fly Fishing Championships being held this year in Scotland June 5th -12th. Via the Stirling Observer in the United Kingdom.
Drymen will play host to the official opening ceremony tonight (Friday) at 5.30pm with many of the participants staying in the area.
Among the nations taking part are Japan, Australia, USA, Sweden, Canada, Italy and Spain and at the opening ceremony, children from Drymen Primary School will be carrying the teams’ national flags in the opening ceremony procession.
The championship itself will see anglers fishing in rivers and lochs in Argyll and Perthshire as well as locally at the Lake of Menteith and Carron Valley Reservoir.

To be honest, this year's event sort of snuck up on us and we failed to make arrangements with our team insider friends for coverage but we will be rooting for Team USA and North Carolina Native and Team Captain, Josh Stephens, (pictured above) just the same.

Team Manager: Walter Ungermann
Team Captain: Josh Stephens
Competitors: George Daniel
Lance Egan
Pete Erickson
Anthony Naranja
Mike Sexton
Devin Olsen - Alternate
Coaches: Vladi Trzebunia & Jerry Arnold

If any of our readers or perhaps team members out there have the hook up to keep us updated as the competition progresses drop me a line. We can probably come up with some schwag for the inside dirt.

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