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DVD of national fly-fishing competition available for sale

Learn topnotch, competitive-level fly-fishing techniques via a filmed fly-fishing competition that took place last year here in Western North Carolina.

Local angler Paul Bourcq captured the fishermen in action and filmed interviews with them during the competition.

The 2011 U.S. National Fly Fishing Championship was held this past spring in Cherokee. In addition to fishing in tribal waters, about 60 of the nation’s top fly-fishing experts tested their angling skills along nearby stretches of water, including the Tuckasegee River below Western Carolina University and the upper and lower sections of the Nantahala River.

This marked the first time the championship was held in the Southeast.

“I worked really hard on this and am excited to show off something that to date has never been filmed,” Bourcq said of the DVD.

Go to or to pre-order. A trailer featuring his work can be found at

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