Fly Fishing

Meet Fly Rod Maker Lee Orr On This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, advances to the pastime of fishing include new reels, lures, and gadgets to help you catch fish. But some people prefer the old-fashioned way, which isn’t always simple. Folkways Reporter Zack Harold visits the Elk River where a West Virginia fly rod maker explains his skill.

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Bamboo Fly Rods Are A Tie To Tradition, Made With Hand Tools And Time

When Lee Orr goes fly fishing, he doesn’t haul his rod in one of those racks on the front bumper of his pickup. He doesn’t wedge it into the back seat. He doesn’t throw it in the bed to rattle around with his tackle box and cooler. Orr keeps his fishing rods in a hard plastic case.

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Old School Fly Fishing Rods And Minor League Baseball Lore, Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, we meet a craftsman who builds exquisite, handmade fly rods and shares his love of fishing with others. We also talk about Appalachia’s nurse shortage, and we hear stories about Appalachian baseball.

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