Teen Represents US in International Flyfishing Competition
The story of an American teenager competing for a win in an international competition you may have not heard of. Till now.
There is not a lot to say about this story, except you have got to read it if you a) love our sport, b) love our Nation, and c) love flyfishing. It's the story of a young guy that's going to compete with the best in the world to see who's the best with a long rod and lures made of feathers. I put our money on the US.
Good luck and Godspeed to this young man:
From The Pittsburg Post Gazette:
In glacial waters pouring from the Eastern Europe Alps, there’s a big brown trout with Mike Komara’s name on it.
That’s the hope, at least, of the 17-year-old North Allegheny Intermediate High School student from Allison Park. A member of the U.S. Youth Fly Fishing Team, he was chosen last week to fish for the United States in the 2017 World Youth Fly Fishing Championship. The event will be held in August in Slovenia’s Savinja Valley, famous for its native brown and rainbow trout and grayling.
Komara has been involved in competitive fly fishing for two years and recently placed sixth in a men's regional tournament where he and another Youth National member were the only participants under the age of 18.