Summer School: How To Fly Cast
Fly fishing is a popular pastime in Vermont, and it’s intertwined with the state’s history - former Governor George Aiken has a fly named after him. As popular as it might be, fly fishing isn’t easy. So for this week’s Summer School, we went out with a veteran fisherwoman to learn some of the finer points of casting: how to find a good spot to fish, what fly to use, and where to cast.
We met with our expert just outside Burlington at Muddy Brook Park, but her tips have helped her all across the U.S. and even in Canada. Shelia Reid has years of experience fly fishing across the U.S. and in Canada. She also works with the Vermont and New Hampshire branch of Casting for Recovery, a national group that organizes fishing retreats for women with breast cancer.