U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team Wins Silver
The U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team has brought home the silver medal from the Fips-Mouche Youth World Fly Fishing Championships. Held July 11-13th in the Lozére Region in France, the competition encompassed river as well as stillwater fishing, and the team faced stiff competition until the very end. Many congratulations are in order to team members Hunter Hoffler, Aston Boone, Noah Thompson, Austen Randecker, Cody Burgdorff, Robbie Wirth and Owen Welch, and coaches Paul Bourcq and Chris Lee!
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The 11th Fips-Mouche Youth World Fly Fishing Championships, France 2012
SILVER!!! Team USA finished in second place and won a silver medal. Team member, Austin Randecker finished 3rd for the Bronze. Four of the Team members finished in the top 15. Great job everyone. Congratulations to the Czech Republic Team, who caught a fish in the final 5 minutes to edge us out by two placing points.
The 11th Fips-Mouche Youth World Fly Fishing Championships took place in the Lozére Region in France from the 8th to the 15th July 2012 with the competition itself being held from Wednesday the 11th July to Friday the 13th July.
There were four river sessions and one lake session (from a boat). The designated venues for the championship were the Lot (Upper), Lot (Lower), Cologne and Allier while the lake session is on Charpal Lake. The river beats were an average of 350 meters in length. From the World Youth Championship in Italy last year, this year one of the river sessions (the session on the Upper Lot) was dry fly only with only one dry (floating) fly allowed. The eligible species on the river sessions are brown trout and grayling while on the lake session the eligible species are roach, perch and pike.
TEAM USA distinguished itself!
The Travel Team USA is: Hunter Hoffler, Aston Boone, Noah Thompson, Austen Randecker, Cody Burgdorff, Robbie Wirth and Owen Welch. Head Coach Paul Bourcq and Assistant Coach Chris Lee
Our Facebook page shows real time updates we were making from the competition. Also available on there are some terrific photos, as well as some recent history about the Youth National Championships we held in North Carolina in June. Austen Randecker, one of our Team members, was National champion at that event, and went on to get a Bronze medal at the world Championships in France. Also on our website is information about the Gold medal win in 2011 in Italy.
See more pictures on the Team’s Facebook page.