Daniel Wins US National Fly Fishing Championships

October 7, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

The National Fly Fishing Championships ended Saturday, with 15 competitors being tapped as candidates for the US national team. George Daniel took the gold medal in the competition, while Josh Stevens and Edward Pinkston finished second and third, respectively. Dave Buchanan writes about the mental challenges behind the technical ones that the anglers faced during the three-day competition: “There’s the lack of sleep, since you get up at 4:30 every morning to wolf down a quick breakfast and then scramble aboard a crowded van for the 21?2-hour ride to the morning venue. You’re already wearing your fishing boots and waders (you’re not sure you even took them off the previous night) to save a few precious minutes for when you get wherever you’re going, so any bathroom breaks along the drive aren’t simple ‘hop out and go’ pit stops.” In the Grand Junction Sentinel. More rankings.