Ark. park officials to host fly fishing workshop – Knoe.com


Ark. park officials to host fly fishing workshop
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ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - Arkansans interested in learning how to fly fish can learn the sport's basic methods during a four-hour workshop at a state park in Rogers. The seminar will start at 12 p.m. March 30 at Hobbs State Park's Conservation Area's visitor ...

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Patagonia San Francisco Presents Fly Fishing Casting Clinic & Product Launch – SFGate


Patagonia San Francisco Presents Fly Fishing Casting Clinic & Product Launch
SFGate
Join Patagonia San Francisco and the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club to learn the elements of fly fishing using a greatly simplified method. We'll be featuring an exciting new product from Patagonia and providing food prepared by local chefs.

2 rescued after falling through ice while fishing – WWLP 22News


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2 rescued after falling through ice while fishing
WWLP 22News
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been rescued after falling through the ice while ice fishing in Foxborough. NECN reports that a 41-year-old man and 60-year-old man fell through the ice around 3:50 p.m. Sunday. A female friend

Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming’s Facebook Wall 2014-03-23 13:09:47

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Hunter T. Crane Memorial
Posted: March 22, 2014 By MELISSA BOUGHTON, THe Winchester Star WINCHESTER — It’s been more than a year since 18-year-old Hunter Crane died, but one of his dreams will soon be realized. An episode of “Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming,” scheduled to air next week on the Outdoor Channel, will feature footage and interviews with Hunter’s friends and family, memorializing the avid hunter and the community that rallied around his family after his death. Hunter, a James Wood High School senior, died in a single-vehicle crash near Capon Bridge, W.Va., on Jan. 15, 2013. “He and his daddy spent many hours watching hunting and fishing shows and always said, ‘Oh, wouldn’t it be so cool to be on one of those shows,’” Tina Crane said. “In the most terrible of circumstances, [Fleming] made Hunter’s dream come true.” The episode was filmed on April 20 during a skeet-shooting and fly-fishing rodeo at Landfall Farms — owned by Lowell Henderson and Dr. Audi Wynn — in Frederick County. The event — intended to become a yearly activity to support the Hunter T. Crane Foundation — was initiated by Hunter’s family after his death and awarded scholarships to 32 Frederick County seniors last year. The event was so large, Tina Crane said, that a second one was held at the Winchester Gun Club on May 9. Fleming’s daughter was one of Hunter’s best friends, and this sparked the idea for the episode. The program is in its 12th season, with more than 150 episodes, and Fleming said this is one of the most special of them. “It was one of the toughest shows I’ve ever [filmed],” he said. “I can’t tell you how many tears were shed just trying to get this right.” Fleming said he remembers his daughter Lakin, 18 — now a freshman at West Virginia University — calling to tell him of Hunter’s death. “We were supposed to be having the time of our lives — [the people who work on the program] were in Vegas, up for four awards — and everything just stopped,” he said. The death changed both of his daughters’ lives and as a father, Fleming said, it has been one of the hardest ordeals he has experienced. So he wanted to show people how short life is and to memorialize Hunter and his outdoorsmanship. “And at the end of it, we wanted to have a 30-minute keepsake for the Crane family to have for the rest of their lives,” Fleming added. Tina Crane said that when the family members were approached with the idea, they were taken aback. “It was done in such a positive light — and that’s really hard for me to say because you’ve got to really look to find the positive,” she said. Crane added that the episode was able to capture the memory of her son perfectly in an element he loved, as well as the importance of family and the way a community can come together for others. The episode will air at 11 a.m. on Monday; at 7 a.m. and noon on Friday; and at 5:30 p.m. on March 29. This year’s skeet shoot and fishing rodeo at Landfall Farms is scheduled for May 10, and the trap shoot at the Gun Club will be held on May 24.