Cruisin’ Connecticut – Fly-Fishing 101 Course with Orvis

IT'S STILL CHILLY IN MARCH, BUT THIS SPRING YOU CAN GET A HEAD START ON SUMMER FUN WITH A LITTLE FISHING NEWS 8'S RYAN KRISTAFER JUMPED INTO A PAIR OF WADERS TO DEMONSTRATE FLY FISHING IN THIS MORNING'S CRUISIN' CONNECTICUT

ALTHOUGH THE OPENING DAY FOR FISHING IS TWO WEEKS AWAY -ORVIS OF DARIEN IS GIVING US A FLY FISHING 101 CRASH COURSE THAT YOU CAN EXPERIENCE FOR YOURSELF! 3 BEING IN THE OUTDOORS IS JUST A PART OF MY LIFE AND IT'S JUST AN ENJOYMENT THAT I CAN'T REALLY PUT INTO WORDSBEEN LIVING IN CONNECTICUT ALL MY LIFETHE FISHING IN THIS AREA IS FANTASTIC AND IT'S AMAZING HOW MANY OPPORTUNITIES THERE ARE IN SUCH A CLOSE PROXIMITY NOTHING LIKE GOING FISHING WHEN THERE'S SNOW ON THE GROUND, HUH?IT'S A LITTLE COLD BUT THERE'S JUST NOT AS MANY PEOPLE OUT SOMETIMES, YA KNOW? SO MORE FISH FOR US, RIGHT? MORE FISH FOR YOU, MORE FISH FOR MEWHAT KIND OF FISH ARE YOU CATCHING THIS TIME OF YEAR? THIS TIME OF THE YEAR IT'S MOSTLY TROUT

WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO DO IS WE'RE GOING TO PULL OUT THE FLY LINE HERE THE COLORED LINE, YEA KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING UNTIL YOU GET TO THAT GREEN LINE IT'S A MAGIC TRICKHAHA, YUP YOU'RE JUST GOING TO SLIDE THE LINE THROUGHHOW ABOUT THESE NECKLACES, THESE ARE PRETTY TRENDY HUH?RIGHT

THIS IS WHAT WE CALL A LANYARD, WE HAVE SOME CUTTERS, AND A LITTLE FLY BOXI'M GOING TO MAKE A SMOOTH ACCELERATION, TO AN ABRUPT STOP SMOOTH ACCELERATION, TO AN ABRUPT STOP SMOOTH TO ABRUPT STOP AND THE LINE GOES OUT FRONTSHOULD I MOVE OUT SO I DON'T HIT YOU IN THE FACE HERE?NO YOU'RE OKAY, I'VE BEEN HIT BEFORE BUT THAT'S OK

NICE I GOT A BITE HERE?DO YA? GET EM, GET EM, YOU'RE ON LEARN MORE ABOUT ORVIS' FLY FISHING CLASSES AT ORVIS DOT COM THROUGH THIS PROGRAM, THEY ADD ON AVERAGE, A THOUSAND NEW FLY FISHERMEN TO THE WATERS EVERY YEAR YOU CAN WATCH ALL OF

Weather Wednesday: Learning to fly fish

TOM: WITH THE WEATHER FINALLY FEELING LINE SPRING STARTING THIS WEEKEND, FISHERMEN WILL, ITCHING TO GET OUT THERE JENNIFER: SO TONIGHT WE'RE VISITING AMOSKEAG FISHWAYS FOR A FLY FISHING LESSON

LET'S CHECK IN WITH MIKE MIKE: IT'S GOING GREAT BECAUSE THE LESSON JUST STARTED AT 6:00, WE'RE JOINED BY A MEMBER OF TROUT UNLIMITED, BUR, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, APPRECIATE IT REPORTER: THIS IS SOMETHING ELSE, WE'RE HAVING A LESSON AND WE'RE WATCHING RIGHT NOW, THERE'S AN ART TO FLY FISHING THAT'S MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE REGULAR FISHING THAT PEOPLE GET OUT AND DO IN THE SPRING, SUMMER, FALL TELL US ABOUT THE CLASS THAT'S GOING ON

>> WE TRY TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF CLASSES AROUND THE NEW HAMPSHIRE AREA, WE'RE DOING THESE HERE, BARRY AND I, MY WIFE WHO IS GIVING THE LESSON, WE'VE DONE THIS FOR ABOUT SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS, WE DO THEM ON WEDNESDAYS FOR FOUR WEEKS, THEN IN MAY WE GO OUT TO LAKE MASSABESIC AND TEACH THEM HOW TO CAST SO THEY LEARN EVERYTHING HERE ABOUT READING THE WATER, WHERE THE FISH ARE, THE EQUIPMENT, INSECTS, AS YOU NOTICED SO WE HAVE A GOOD TIME AND THEY ENJOY IT MIKE: THERE'S A LOT OF PROGRAMS RIGHT HERE AS WELL >> EXACTLY

AND YOU WANT TO COME OUT AT THE END OF APRIL OR EARLY MAY TO WATCH WHEN THEY OPEN UP THE FISH LADDERS, YOU'LL SEE SHAD AND ALEWIFE MIKE NOT TYPICAL LURES, YOU'VE GOT A WHOLE BUNCH OF EQUIPMENT >> THESE ARE FLIES THAT I TIED AND THEY REPRESENT VARIOUS DIFFERENT INSECTS THAT ARE IN THE WATER, AND SOME OF THESE LOOK LIKE MINNOWS AND THEY BITE

Award honors founder of Yellow Dog Flyfishing in Bozeman

FLY FISHING (AMFF) PRESENTED THE 2017 IZAAK WALTON AWARD TO BOZEMAN RESIDENT JIM KLUG FOR HIS PASSION FOR THE SPORT OF FLY FISHING AND INVOLVEMENT IN THEIR ANGLING COMMUNITY MTN'S KENNETH WEBB MET UP WITH HIM AND OTHERS TONIGHT AT THE RIVERSIDE COUNTRY CLUB IN BOZEMAN Jim Klug (2017 Izaak Walton Award Winner and Owner of Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures): You know it was a surprise It's definitely an honor The AMFF is a great institution and to be their recipient of this award it was a surprise It's humbling

I couldn't be more honored and I'm very very appreciative Kenneth Webb: Many of Jim's friends and his business partner are extremely proud of him Ian Davis (Jim Klug's Business Partner at Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures): We are a big part of Bozeman community and we have an enormous pride in that The fact that Jim is being honored tonight is a big deal for everybody at Yellow Dog We are extremely proud of Jim and all the work that he has done and we are here tonight to support Jim and the American Fly Fishing Museum Ben Bulis (Friend of Jim Klug President of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association): I think it's a great honor

Jim is well known across the country and across the world as being an advocate for this sport and the conservation of fly fishing and fisheries across the country Does'nt matter where you are across this globe, if you mention Jim Klug's name, someone's going to know him Kenneth Webb: The American Museum of Fly Fishing decided to present this award to him in Bozeman Jim Klug (2017 Izaak Walton Award Winner and Owner of Yellow Dog Fly Fishing Adventures): You know it's neat to be able to do this on our hometown of Bozeman, Montana The museum (AMFF) is based in Manchester, Vermont

And that's where the home of the museum, but Bozeman is the home of fly fishing I mean this is the epicenter of the fly fishing universe So for the museum to come here to our hometown to do this event here in Bozeman is fantastic It's a great honor and what better place to do it Ben Bulis (Friend of Jim Klug President of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association): I think it's great our little community of Bozeman is really the epicenter of fly fishing and this goes to show you right here

Kenneth Webb: Reporting from BozemanKenneth WebbMTN News FAIRLY NICE EVENING OUT THERE

Fly fishing film tour

O SECRET SOUTH WEST MONTANA IS ONE OF THE GREATEST LOCATIONS FOR FLY FISHING IN THE WORLDSO IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE FLY FISHING FI TOUR KICKS OFF IN BOZEMAN THIS SATURDAY WITH TWO SHOWINGS

ONE OF THE MAJOR SPONSORS OF THE TOUR, SIMMS FISHING HAS BEEN PULLING FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE FILM TOUR AND THEY COULD NOT BE MORE THRILLED ITS ALL COMING TO FRUITION## "IT'S A GREAT COLLECTION OF FLYFISHING STORIES THAT ARE TOLD AROUND THE THESE FILMS THAT COME TOGETHER EACH YEAR, INTO IS THE COUNTRY THERE IS ABOUT 175 STOPS THAT HAPPENS THROUGHOUT 2018" ###

Fly Fishing Film Tour kicks off in Bozeman

<font color="#CCCCCC">it</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> is no</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> secret here in</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> southwest</font> Montana<font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> we have some of the greatest</font> locations<font color="#E5E5E5"> for</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> fly-fishing</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> in the world</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">it certainly makes sense</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that the world</font> premiere of the fly-fishing film tour kicks off here<font color="#E5E5E5"> in Bozeman at the Emerson</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">cultural center on Saturday with two</font> showings <font color="#CCCCCC">one of the major sponsors of the tour</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">Simms fishing has been</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> pulling for</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font> launch of the film tour<font color="#E5E5E5"> to be here and</font> they couldn't be<font color="#CCCCCC"> more thrilled</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> it's all</font> coming to fruition<font color="#CCCCCC"> it's a great</font> collection<font color="#E5E5E5"> of fly-fishing stories that</font> are told around<font color="#E5E5E5"> the world by some of the</font> coolest fly-fishing<font color="#E5E5E5"> cinematographers and</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">filmmakers</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and so it's a collection of</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">these films that come together each</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> year</font> and towards the country<font color="#CCCCCC"> there's about</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a</font> hundred<font color="#CCCCCC"> and seventy-five stops that</font> happens throughout 2018 and<font color="#CCCCCC"> the world</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">premiere is we're really</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> excited</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> is</font> going to be here in<font color="#E5E5E5"> Bozeman this weekend</font> on<font color="#CCCCCC"> Saturday so there's two shows there's</font> a<font color="#CCCCCC"> 4:00</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> pm

which is great for the</font> family<font color="#E5E5E5"> and the kids and all</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> then</font> there's a later show at<font color="#E5E5E5"> 8 pm at</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font> Emerson<font color="#CCCCCC"> cultural center</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> this Saturday</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and you can get tickets</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to either the</font> river's edge or Montana<font color="#E5E5E5"> Outfitters to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">fly shops here actually three kids</font> river's edge has<font color="#CCCCCC"> two up</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> two outfits here</font> in<font color="#E5E5E5"> Bozeman and to get</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you going fast so</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">we encourage people if they do want</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font> check out the fly-fishing film tour<font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font> head over<font color="#E5E5E5"> to the shops as soon as they</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">can and get their tickets and we just</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">think</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> people are gonna have a great</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> time</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">so come</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> on</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> out bring</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> your friends or</font> your<font color="#CCCCCC"> family members your kids to the</font> earlier show<font color="#CCCCCC"> and just get stoked</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> on some</font> great<font color="#E5E5E5"> fly-fishing action now again for</font> those tickets<font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> stop by Montana trout</font> fitters or either<font color="#E5E5E5"> of the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> rivers edge</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> two</font> locations<font color="#E5E5E5"> for more information to check</font> out some of<font color="#CCCCCC"> those trailers and to see</font> all the stops on<font color="#E5E5E5"> the tour</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> check out fly</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">Film</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> torcom now</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> see it's caught on</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">camera so it's not like the normal fish</font> stories that you hear<font color="#E5E5E5"> right this vid</font> yeah you're gonna<font color="#E5E5E5"> check it out this</font> weekend<font color="#E5E5E5"> I'd love to yeah bring the kids</font> maybe<font color="#E5E5E5"> for that early show as well</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">interesting footage</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> for</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you here you</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">know</font>

Fly fishing film tour begins in Bozeman

WEST MONTANA IS ONE OF THE GREATEST LOCATIONS FOR FLY FISHING IN THE WORLD SO IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THAT THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE FLY FISHING FILM TOUR KICKS OFF IN BOZEMAN AT THE EMERSON CULTURAL CENTER THIS SATURDAY WITH TWO SHOWINGS

ONE OF THE MAJOR SPONSORS OF THE TOUR, SIMMS FISHING HAS BEEN PULLING FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE FILM TOUR AND THEY COULD NOT BE MORE THRILLED ITS ALL COMING TO FRUITION IT'S A GREAT COLLECTION OF FLYFISHING STORIES THAT ARE TOLD AROUND THE WORLD BY SOME OF THE COOLEST CINEMA PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND FILMMAKERS SO IT'S A COOL COLLECTION OF THESE FILMS THAT COME TOGETHER EACH YEAR, INTO IS THE COUNTRY THERE IS ABOUT 175 STOPS THAT HAPPENS THROUGHOUT 2018 AND WE'RE REALLY EXCITED THE WORLD PREMIERE IS HERE IN BOZEMAN THIS SATURDAY! THE WEBSITE FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION IS FLY- FILM-TOUR-DOT-COM

Free fly fishing lesson at SEWE

THE OLYMPIC ATHLETES FROM RUSSIA CAPPING THE LEAD WITH FIVE MEDALS EACH SOUTHEASTERN WILDLIFE EXPO JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY

THE EVENT FILLED WITH DEMONSTRATION AND HANDS ON OPPORTUNITIES NEWS 2 MACEY MCCLEOD TODAY AND SKILLS TALKING ABOUT FLY FISHING THERE'S NO SHORTAGE OF FISHING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LOW COUNTRY TYLER IS A MANAGER IT'S A HUNT MORE THAN FISHING BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING OUT AND STALKING THE FISH MOST OF THE TIME SO IT TAKES A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME AND ENERGY, YES, BUT IT'S VERY REWARDING

SO I WANTED TO GIVE IT A TRY BUT INSTEAD OF HEADING OUT ON THE WATER, WE START INSIDE THE GRASS — STARTED IN THE GRASS LEARN IN THE GRASS BECAUSE FLIES GET HUNG UP, IT CAN BE DANGEROUS IF YOU'RE NEW TO THE SPORT AND, AGAIN, WE WANT TO HONE IN ON THE BASICS AFTER A FEW TRIES, I STARTED FIGURING OUT THE RHYTHM THAT'S IT

THAT'S IT IN THE ARM AND THE WRIST THAT WHOLE TIME SG WHAT, YOU KNOW, CAN MAKE IT OR BREAK IT FOR A FLY CASTER IF YOU'RE INTEREST INSIDE LEARNING HOW TO FLY FISH, COME OUT TO BRITTLE BANK PARK DURING SEWE THIS WEEKEND THE CHARLESTON ANGLO WILL BE OUT HERE HOLDING HANDS ON DEMONSTRATIONS I'LL HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET INVOLVED ON OUR

Women and Fly Fishing

TRYING TO FOOL A TROUT OR A BASS WELL THAT IMAGE IS MORPHING A BIT

THE FISH ARE THE SAME IT'S THE ANGLERS THAT ARE CHANGING THIS GROUP OF FLY ANGLERS IS DIFFERENT THAN MOST

NO GOOD OLD BOYS CLUB HERE ALL OF THESE ANGLERS ARE WOMEN BETSY BRAMMER /LEARNING TO FLY FISH: I HAD BROTHERS WHO FISHED, BUT I NEVER DID/ I ALWAYS THOUGHT OF IT AS SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS NOT FOR GIRLS JACKIE KUTZER: FLY FISHING INSTRUCTOR: THERE'S REALLY THIS COMMARADARIE READ THAT HAPPENS, AND THE SISTERHOOD ARE BUILT WHEN WOMEN GET TOGETHER AND THEY HAVE OUTINGS AND THEY GET TO RECONNECT WITH NATURE

NATS JACKIE TEACHING JACKIE KUTZER IS A PART OF THAT MOVEMENT THOUGH SHE'S NOW AN INSTRUCTOR, WHOSE FULL TIME JOB IS DESIGNING OUTDOOR CATALOGS AT ORVIS, SHE ONLY TOOK UP FLY FISHING 6 YEARS AGO AFTER JOINING A CLASS SIMILAR TO THIS E TS ESE WOMEN ARE ALL NOC ARNING EVERYTHING FROM HOW TO TP THR

TO HOW TO TIE KNOTS WHICH FLIES TO USE AND, HOW TO CAST

NATURAL SOUND – DEMONSTRATING CASTING ALL EMPLOYEES OF ORVIS, THEY HAD A DAY ON THE WATER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SPORT THAT DRIVES THE 300 MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY – WHICH SPLITS ITS OPERATIONS BETWEEN ROANOKE AND MANCHESTER VERMONT JOHN CARLIN/REPORTIN G: THE MOVEMENT TO GET WOMEN INVOLVED AND FLY FISHING SEEMS TO BE WORKING JUST FIVE YEARS AGO IT WAS ONLY 18% OF ALL FLY FISHERS, NOW IT'S 30 EARLIER THIS YEAR ORVIS LAUNCHED A PROGRAM CALLED 50-50 ON THE WATER, MEANING THE COMPANY WANTS TO SEE AS MANY WOMEN FLY FISHING AS MEN JACKIE KUTZER/ORVIS FISHING INSTRUCTOR: IT'S ABSOLUTELY DOABLE

I THINK IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS WE'VE SEEN WOMEN EXPONENTIALLY GROW IN FLY FISHING YOU SEE THEM AT TRADESHOWS YOU SEE THEM ON THE WATER AND I THINK WE JUST REALLY WANT TO HELP THEM LEARN AND GIVE THEM THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT A LITTLE EASIER TO GET INTO THE SPORT NATS KELLY ON STAIRS: KELLY BUCHTA/TROUT UNLIMITED: IT'S BREAKING THAT GET INTO THE SPORT NATS KELLY ON STAIRS: KELLY BUCHTA/TROUT UNLIMITED: IT'S BREAKING THAT PARADIGM OF A MALE DOMINATED OR A GENTLEMAN'S BOYS CLUB TROUT UNLIMITED, THAT NATION'S LARGEST NON- PROFIT PTOTECTING TROUT HABITAT, IS ALSO ON BOARD

BUCHTA: IT'S GUARANTEEING THAT THE MORE PEOPLE WHO FISH AND I LOVE THE OUTDOORS ARE GOING TO BE THERE TO PROTECT THE WATER AND BECOME ADVOCATES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, WHICH SEEMS TO BE UNDER ATTACK ALMOST ON A DAILY BASIS AND THREATENED CATHERINE TICE/LEARNING TO FLY FISH: FISHING IS WAY OUT OF MY REALM OF COMFORT SO ORVIS IS REALLY ENCOURAGING ME TO STEP OUT AND TRY SOMETHING NEW BUMPED TO I PERSONALLY SAW IT AS A MAN'S SPORT

EVEN THOUGH I WORKED AT A FLY SHING COMPAN S JUST RY TIMIDATING CATHERINE TICE CAME AWAY A BELIEVER AFTER CATCHING ONE OF THE FIRST FISH OF THE DAY BUCHTA: AND WHEN SHE CAUGHT A FISH HER EYES LET IT LET UP SHE'S LIKE IT'S REAL IT'S HERE AND IT'S JUST AMAZING TO SEE IT HAPPEN

TICE: OH MY GOSH IT WAS INSANE THE ADRENALINE JUST STARTED RACING THROUGH ME I COULD FEEL IT AT THE OTHER END OF THE FLY AND OF COURSE I THOUGHT I HAD THIS HUGE MONSTER THAT WAS BIGGER THAN ME

WHETHER IT'S GAINING MORE CUSTOMERS, A LARGER VOICE FOR CONSERVATION EFFORTS, OR JUST AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AS MEN HAVE FOR DECADES – IF NOT CENTURIES THERE'S LITTLE DOUBT WE'LL BE SEEING MORE AND MORE WOMEN ON OUR STREAMS AND RIVERS BUCHTA: AND A HIGH-FIVE LATER IN THE FISH BACK TO THE RIVER IT WAS A GOOD DAY TICE: I'M MORE OPEN-MINDED TO IT

MORE PRACTICE BUT I COULD DEFINITELY SEE MYSELF DOING IT AGAIN IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ORVIS' 50-50 ON THE WATER PROGRAM THEY WILL BE SET UP AT GO FEST IN ROANOKE OCTOBER 13-TH THROUGH THE 15-TH

THERE'S ALSO MORE INFORMATION WITH THIS STORY AT WSLS-DOT-COM

Live in the D: Exploring the outdoors through fly fishing

>>> BACK LIVE IN THE D WE ARE OUTSIDE

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL START TO THE DAY IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT WE ARE DOING SOMETHING NOT TOO DOWNTOWN-Y FLY FISHING IS SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL OUTDOORS WE CAN IMAGINE WE ALL KNOW THAT WE ARE GETTING THROUGH THE FALL AND WHEN THE SNOW STARTS FLYING THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS WE CAN DO

WE NEED TO WORK ON CONSERVING OUTDOOR SPACES WHICH SOMETIMES WE TAKE FOR GRANTED OUR PARTNERS AT THE MICHIGAN OUTDOOR COUNCIL IS AWARE OF ALL THE PUBLIC PLACES WE WILL HAVE FUN AS I TRY TO LEARN TO DO FLY FISHING WE ARE JOINED BY TOM QUAIL AND JEREMY GEIST FROM MICHIGAN COMMISSION >> GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE

>> TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT TROUT UNLIMITED >> TROUT UNLIMITED NATIONAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN MICHIGAN IN 1959 ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER SINCE THE INCEPTION WE HAVE A MEMBERSHIP BASE OF 150,000 PEOPLE WORKING IN 400 CHAPTERS SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO MAINE AND EVERYWHERE TROUT EXISTS >> OUR MISSION IS TO CONSERVE, PROTECT AND RESTORE COLD WATER FISHERIES AND WATERSHEDS AND DO THIS ON THE GROUND EFFORTS OUTREACH AND EDUCATION AND TO MATCH THE EFFORTS WE HAVE PROFESSIONAL STAFF IN THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION IN 30 OFFICES ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH EXPERTISE IN FRESH WATER AND FISHERY SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY AND CONSERVATION >> A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THIS AS A RELAXING WAY TO SPENDING THEIR TIME

THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE DOING THEY ARE EXPERIENCING THE OUTDOORS WHAT CAN YOU TEACH US FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME WITHOUT MUCH TROUT FISHING >> THE ONE GREAT THING ABOUT TROUT FISHING, IT GETS YOU INTO OUR WONDERFUL RESOURCES IT IS FISHING AND NOT NECESSARILY ALWAYS CATCHING

WHEN YOU ARE OUT THERE MAKE SURE YOU SMELL THE ROSES A LITTLE BIT AND SEE THE RESOURCES AND WATER RESOURCES AND GREAT FORESTS WE HAVE IT IS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE >> TELL ME REAL QUICK JEREMY MENTIONED LOCAL CHAPTERS WHAT DO THEY ACTUALLY DO

YOU ARE NOT JOINING A CLUB JUST TO JOIN IT >> IN MICHIGAN WE HAVE ALMOST 8,000 MEMBERS AND 20 CHAPTERS IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN WE HAVE FOUR CHAPTERS AND OVER 2,000 MEMBERS WE WORK ON RESTORATION PROJECTS ON THE WATER RESOURCES HERE IN SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN THE CLINTON RIVER

THE PAINT CREEK A HURON RIVER AND IMPROVE HABITATS >> LET ME GET TO THE POLE OVER YOUR SHOULDER AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON REAL QUICK I DON'T WANT TO RUN OUT OF TIME EXPLAIN WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT VERY QUICKLY AND SHOW ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO TRY TO DO IT IS LIKE A FISHING POLE DIFFERENTLY SET UP

A LINE, REEL AND ROD AND THE IDEA IS CAST IT BACK AND FORTH IN A RYTHMIC MOTION TO GET YOUR LINE OUT AND CAST TOWARDS FISH YOU SEE >> CAN ANYBODY START THIS? IF I GO WITH A BUDDY WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING OR SOMEBODY FROM THEIR CHAPTER >> ABSOLUTELY >> BASICALLY, WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO, YOU ARE TRYING TO CAST THE LINE NOT NECESSARILY CASTING THE ROD BUT CASTING THE LINE OUT TO WHERE THE FIS ARE

IT — LIKE JEREMY SAYS IT I A RYTHMIC MOTION YOU LET THE ROD DO THE WORK YOU CAN DO THIS, I'M SURE >> I AM HOLDING MY INDEX FINGER AND PULLING THE LINE? >> NO JUST HOLD THE LINE LIKE THAT

YEP >> ALL RIGHT >> GO BAC AND FORTH >> CAST IT RYTHMICALLY >> ONCE FIND A CERTAIN LENGTH OF LINE I AM CASTING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND CAS BACK THE SAME AS THE FORWARD CAST

>> THAT WAS VERY GOOD BY THE WAY >> THAT WAS VERY GOOD >> THAT WAS THE ONE I WASN'T PAYING ATTENTION TO >> THIS IS PROBABLY WHEN YOU WANT TO STOP >> WHILE I AM AHEAD

>> IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TROUT FISHING GET OUT IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN CHECK OUT TROUT UNLIMITED MICHIGAN TUORG FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE MICHIGAN WILDLIFE COUNCIL VISIT HERE FOR MI OUTDOORS AND CHECK OUT THE WEB SITES AND MAYBE IT IS TIME

Woman Creates Fly Fishing Poles Specifically Made For Female Anglers

THEY SAY THEY ARE CONSIDERING LEGAL ACTION COVERING COLORADO FIRST, I'M BRIAN MAASS, TBS4 — CBS4

AN ORGANIZATION CALLED THE WRIGHT IS CONSIDERING A DOZEN SMALL BUSINESSES THAT COULD BECOME HUGE BRANDS IN THE OUTDOOR SPORTING WORLD SOME OF THOSE BUSINESSES ARE RIGHT IN OUR OWN BACKYARD Reporter: IT'S SUNDOWN ON A LAKE NEAR BOULDER, A PERFECT TIME FOR A SPORT THAT DEFINED A LIFE OUTDOORS I SAW FISH RISING OR COMING TO THE SURFACE KIND OF ALL THROUGHOUT THIS AREA Reporter: FLY FISHING IS EQUAL PART SKILL FORM

THE COMPANY CERTIFY AH BELLA FISHING MAKES FLY FISHING FOR WOMEN DIFFERENT HAND TYPES DIFFERENT STRENGTHS, DIFFERENT DESIRES AND FISHING Reporter: EACH ROD IS HANDMADE OFTEN BY A VETERAN RIGHT NOW WE'RE THE ONLY FLY MAKER THAT'S LISTENING TO WHAT WOMEN WANT

MORE PRODUCT FOR EXPERIENCE, FOR COMFORT, FOR PERFORMANCE Reporter: ARCHER GREW HER COMPANY OUT OF A GARAGE AND IS NOW MORE THAN A DOZEN OTHER BRANDS EXTREMELY PROMISING AND COULD SEEN AROUND THE STORES HER OBSESSION WITH FISHING STARTED AS A NEW SKILL SHE AND HER THEN BOYFRIEND LEARNED TOGETHER BUT FOR YEARS FELT THE SPORT WASN'T RECOGNIZING HER SOMETIMES GOING INTO RETAIL STORES AND BEING ASKED IF, YOU KNOW, I'M THERE TO GET SOMETHING FOR MY BOYFRIEND OR MY HUSBAND, AND I SAID NO I'M HERE FOR MYSELF

Reporter: SHE LAUNCHED THE COMPANY FOUR YEARS AGO WITH HER NOW HUSBAND TO REACH OUT TO OTHER FEMALE ANGLERS I WAS RAISED TO BE A STRONG AND SOMETIMES SASSY GIRL AND TO STAND UP FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IN Reporter: IT'S NOT ABOUT JUST CATCHING FISH THOUGH SHE USUALLY DOES ANYWAY THE HORIZON FOR HER COMPANY SEEMS JUST AS PROMISING