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The Joy Of Fly Fishing

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Summer’s here, and for a lot of people that means it’s time to get to a river and fly fish. A panel of guests joins us to explore the joys, challenges, and the art of fly fishing.

RadioWest divider.

Summer’s here, and for some people that means it’s time to get to a river and fly fish. For the essayist Jeff Metcalf, fly fishing is a healing balm for the body and soul. For the writer Max Werner, it’s a way to reconnect with non-human nature. And for Heidi Lewis, a mother and business owner, casting a Parachute Adams or stripping a wooly sculpin is an escape from life’s hectic demands. Metcalf, Werner, and Lewis join us Tuesday to talk about the joys, the challenges, and the art of fly fishing.

Heidi Lewis is the founder of the group Utah Women Flyfishers.

Jeff Metcalf is a professor in the English department at the University of Utah and the author of Back Cast: Fly Fishing and Other Such Matters [Indie bookstores|Amazon].

Max Werner is a professor in the Writing and Rhetoric Studies department at the University of Utah. His new book is called The Bone Pile: Essays on Nature and Culture [Indie bookstores|Amazon].

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.