Fly Fishing added to Oak Ridge TN Schools Cirriculum

This is the kind of thing we’d like to see happen in every school, in every state.


OAK RIDGE – There’s a compelling reason why middle school students should learn to fly fish, educators and wildlife officers say.

“We’re trying to get them off the computers and cell phones and go outside,” says Paul Boyce, a volunteer with the National Fishing in Schools Program.

Jefferson Middle School physical education teachers and others took the eight-hour course Monday so they can pass what they’ve learned about fly casting, knot-tying and landing lunkers on to students.

The educators say they’re angling to include fly fishing in their lineup of physical education activities next school year.

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