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USA Fly Fishing Team? How Cool Is That?

May 8th, 2008

I didn’t even know that there was such a thing as a USA Fly Fishing Team!  But, it appears that it is time to add a few new members to the team.  According to the Patriot News, the team will be adding 6 new members, ages 14-18.  I guess that rules me out.  But just think how cool it would be to be chosen for a National Fly Fishing Team!

The National Championships this year will be in Penacova, Portugal.  What a great opportunity for these young guys or gals to be able to travel to a place like that to fish!  New members are chosen for their fly fishing abilities, as well as their maturity and coachability.  I would think a 14 year old would have a hard time being ready to take the pressures of traveling the world, and fishing in competitions like this, but I am sure there are some out there!  I am also guessing that there is a lot of competition for the limited spots available on the team–much like other sports’ national teams.

Last year, there were two teams from the USA.  One team finished 4th, just one fish out of the bronze medal, and the other team finished 7th in the World Championships.  There were also teams from Canada, The Czech Republic, England, France, Ireland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.

If I remember to do so, I am going to check up on the new team, and see how they do.  Here’s wishing the Youth USA Team luck during the year!

5 Responses to “USA Fly Fishing Team? How Cool Is That?”

  1. […] noelsblog8207 wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptI didn’t even know that there was such a thing as a USA Fly Fishing Team! But, it appears that it is time to add a few new members to the team. According to the Patriot News, the team will be adding 6 new members, ages 14-18. … […]

  2. Wow, I never knew there was such a thing. I do hope you keep us updated about how they do in the competition.

  3. I had no idea such a team existed. Pretty cool though, and I’m bummed that I am too old to try and join. Like I had a chance in the first place.

  4. It is very cool. Keep us updated as to how they do.

  5. I wonder how many other good things like this are out there that we don’t know about?

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