Outdoor Living Network to profile fly fishing at Penn State

March 10, 2005

Fly fishing has a long and storied history at Penn State. Penn State was the first university in the United States to offer courses in fly fishing, in the 1930's -- course offerings that continue today. The Oct. 7, 2002, issue of Sports Illustrated ranks the University's three-course fly fishing series as the "Best Fishing Class" in the country. In 2003, Penn State Trustee Jesse Arnelle began a special initiative for Penn State students of color to introduce them to a potential lifelong activity. Based on the continuing success of this life activity that thousands of students have learned and honed at Penn State, the Outdoor Living Network (OLN) will profile the fly fishing at Penn State in a half-hour show airing later this week. The University's fly-fishing experts -- George Harvey, Joe Humphreys, Vance McCullough and Mark Belden -- will comprise a round-table of reminiscing and will take viewers into the classroom and on the river. The program will first air on OLN at 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 11. It will re-air at 1:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, and again at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. For more on fly fishing at Penn State, visit http://live.psu.edu/story/3222

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