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Fly-Fishing: Local man falls short in bid for U.S. team

Brian Wheelock
Brian Wheelock
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Brian Wheelock didn’t choose the piece of water he found himself fishing Saturday afternoon. It had been randomly assigned. Nor did he choose when to fish. He had three hours to catch what he could. Precisely at 2 p.m., Wheelock strode into Butternut Creek and began flicking his flies — a bead-head Walt’s Worm and a Prince variant — into a deep run, following the drift downstream and keeping the line tight. After several uneventful ...

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