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U.S. Places 9th in World Fly Fishing Championships

September 19, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

The 24th annual World Fly Fishing Championships took place in Slovakia last week, and the top U.S. angler was Pete Erickson. “‘The American Team has reached a long sought after respect amongst the European nations who typically dominate these annual championships,’ wrote team manager Jack Dennis in a press release, pointing to Team USA’s two consecutive top-10 finishes at the World Championships. ‘The Americans are now recognized as legitimate competitors and can no longer be written off as insignificant.'” Michael Pearlman in the Jackson Hole News & Guide.