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