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News Release: December 31, 2012

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


Ed Wooton, Pipestem Resort, (304) 466-1800

Fly Rod Chronicles Features Pipestem State Park

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Curtis Fleming, host of “Fly Rod Chronicles” on the Outdoor Channel, filmed in several West Virginia locations in 2012 for upcoming 2013 television episodes. One stop showcases the fly-fishing package opportunities at Pipestem Resort State Park. 

“Several years ago Pipestem, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Pipestem Resort, and WVU and Concord universities worked cooperatively to develop a fly-fishing experience in a remote area of West Virginia as part of a 2007 marketing strategy,” said Ed Wooton, outdoor specialist at Pipestem Resort. “The object was to promote the Mountain State as destination fishing.”

The Trout Wrangler package at Pipestem serves to create more interest in fishing and to emphasize outdoor recreation at state parks. The package also courts fishing license sales and the potential of a returning angler to other streams in the Mountain State.

Wooton is the contact at Pipestem Resort for Trout Wrangler packages. Trout Wrangler includes horseback ride access, overnight accommodation, four meals and guide services as necessary. It is a catch-and-release package.

The Pipestem episode of “Fly Rod Chronicles” will air on the Outdoor Channel on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. and repeat on Friday, Jan. 4 at noon, and again on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Curtis Fleming is a native of Bridgeport, W.Va., and his website is www.FlyRodChronicles.tv. Funding for filming at various sites in West Virginia was supported in part by the Department of Commerce and the Division of Tourism.