France Wins World Fly Fishing Championships

Although the French and Czech teams continue to dominate the annual FIPS Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships, the U.S. is showing that it has to stuff to finish among the contenders, achieving 6th place this year — its best finish ever. Coach Jack Dennis believes the good showing has to do with the recent switch to a regional trials system of team selection. “‘This truly is an example of a team effort (and) everybody working together for a common goal,’ wrote Dennis in an e-mail from Kemi, Finland, the site of this year’s World Championships. ‘I firmly believe the competition system of trials will work. (A)s it expands and gets better, it helps us get closer and closer” to a world title.'” Dave Buchanan in Colorado’s Grand Junction Sentinel.

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