The West Virginia Division of Tourism hosted “Go Outside and Fly Fish” at Harman’s Luxury Log Cabins in Grant County, West Virginia. Curtis Fleming of the Outdoor Channel’s popular TV show “Fly Rod Chronicles,” his pro staff and the West Virginia University Fly Fishing Club joined the Division to teach Petersburg High School science students and Chestnut Mountain Ranch School students the science and techniques of fly fishing and tying.
WVU Fly Fishing Club President Derek Edwards and Vice President Brendan Kloos demonstrate the method for identifying insects to help determine which fly to use.

“Learning the art of fly casting alongside Petersburg High School and Chestnut Mountain Ranch School students—and having the opportunity to meet and speak to each of them about West Virginia, was truly an amazing experience,” Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin said. “What I learned today—many thanks to Curtis, his pro staff and the WVU Fly Fishing Club— is that fly fishing is much more than going out and catching a fish. It’s art and science in one—the physics behind casting, the biology of insects and fish behavior, the right way to tie a knot and, of course, the design.”


In addition to the North Fork River, other fly fishing spots include: New River, Shavers River, Cranberry River, Elk River, Dry Fork River, Gandy Creek, Cherry River, Williams River and the South Branch of Potomac River. For an interactive map of fishing streams in West Virginia, visit:



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