12-Year-Old Girl Wins Fly-Casting World Title

August 24, 2016

Maxine McCormick is now the youngest gold medal winner in the history of world sporting events. A young girl from San Francisco has become the youngest gold medal winner in the history of world sporting events. Maxine McCormick, 12, won the medal in this year’s World Championships of Fly Casting. She actually tied her own coach, Chris Korich, in the event, with both earning top honors.


The “highly piscivorous” tiger trout

The tiger trout… is a sterile, intergeneric hybrid of the brown trout (Salmo trutta) and the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). The name derives from the pronounced vermiculations, evoking the stripes of a tiger. It is an anomaly in the wild, with the brook trout having 84 chromosomes and the brown trout 80. Records show instances as far back as 1944. The cross itself is unusual in that the parents are…

March 21, 2016

Project Healing Waters Fly-Tying Event at Fayetteville, N.C. July 12

June 13, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the Fayetteville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF), will conduct the inaugural Marabou Madness Fly-Tying Event on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. The free, public event will feature fly-tying demonstrations from accomplished fly-tiers such as Anthony Hipps, the originator of the Hipps’ popper, fly-tying contests,…