From Mossy Creek to European Grayling: World Youth Fly Fishing Championships

September 2, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

Lisa Isles is a 17-year-old from England, Weston Reynolds a 15-year-old from western Virginia. You might think the only thing they have in common is trying to keep their grades up. But both are passionate about fly fishing and spent the past two weeks in Portugal showing their stuff at the World Youth Fly Fishing Championships.
“Lisa, 17, was the only girl to be selected for England last year and proved herself to be the number one young female angler. And this year, she took the coveted title once again – finishing 28th overall and top of the female category, as well as helping her team into sixth place.”
For his part, “Weston was the only member of the U.S. team to catch at least one fish at each spot — he reeled in a total of 13 — not that he didn’t spend plenty of time worrying about it. ‘My first day when I was on the bus my hands were shaking, I felt like I was going to throw up,’ he said.” Martin Cizmar on DNRonline.com.