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Fly Fishing

Angler hoping to make nationals

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When 32 fly-fishers from around the country converge on the Syr­acuse area June 1-2 for the Fly Fishing Team USA North Regional competition, Brian Wheelock of Amsterdam will be among them, and he’ll be dead serious — until he gets on the scoreboard.

“I’m very intense until the first fish,” Wheelock said. “After the first fish is in the net, I can relax.”

Wheelock, 39, has fly-fished since he was 18, but only became ...

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