An update from Cam Chioffi: reporting live from the World Youth Fly Fishing Championship in Galacia, Spain.
“We are currently in 5th place, but gaining momentum”. The Hume River is a big clear river that we’ve been dominating on. It holds sea run trout and wild browns. Coming from the US, it’s more our water type and style of fishing. All other venues aren’t deep or fast enough to nymph. These are super technical rivers, with low water and mainly dry fly fishing to small wild browns.”
“Our first day was tough with two blank scores (Essential being skunked). Today we competed well! I won my session with 8 fish, one of them being a 45cm sea trout – the biggest of the competition so far. Only one kid on our team blanked. This venue is a lot harder than we expected. If you catch 3 fish in 3 hours at any given place you’re finishing in the top 3 or 4 out of 9. The French are winning because they are avoiding the blank. We need a huge day tomorrow, still in medal contention and possibly gold as well. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.”
The Team will be reporting live on our snapchat feed. So follow along for the comeback run!