Pamela's Story: A Memorable Fly Fishing Encounter

Pamela's Story: A Memorable Fly Fishing Encounter

Editor's Note: Our popular Camera Corner features reader photos and stories from successful trips in the field or on the water -- from turkey hunting to fly fishing for trout. Game & Fish will share the best of those stories on our home page.

Pamela Caldwell Dunlap with Fly Fisherman Editor Ross Purnell.

West Virginia fly fishing enthusiast Pamela Caldwell Dunlap shared her story of fly fishing on the north fork of the south branch of the Potomac River, when she met a noted fly fishing editor when she was trying to net a rainbow trout.

By Pamela Caldwell Dunlap


So all weekend I'm carrying around a magazine in my sling pack hoping to get an autograph.


It never happened.


So on Sunday after the girls checked out and headed home I went fishing over the mountain.

I've got a fish on and he keeps digging, fighting and running when I tried to net him. A gentleman comes up behind me and asks if I need help.


"Sure!" I say.

After he nets the fish I ask him to pose for a picture with me.


Everyone meet ...

Ross Purnell, Editor of Fly Fisherman Magazine. "Better than any autograph!"


Catch Data

  • Taken At: North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac
  • Taken On: 04/23/2017
  • With: Pamela Caldwell Dunlap/Ross Purnell

Recommended for You

Records

No Kidding: Angler Smashes Record for Lake Trout

Scott Bernarde - May 21, 2019

The Pennsylvania man's trophy fish was more than two pounds heavier than the previous record.

Fishing How-To

Your Guide for the Best Catfish Baits

G&F Staff

If you've been catching catfish with the same method for years, it's time to change it up and...

News

Game & Fish Magazine Names New Editorial Director

G&F Online Staff - May 23, 2019

Adam Heggenstaller takes over after 14 years with NRA Publications.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Lure Lock Tackle Cases: No-Spill, No-Scent

Glenn Walker talks us through the soy-based technology that makes Lure Lock cases spill-proof and scent-proof. With Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

New Abu Garcia Baitcasting Reels

In the booth of one of fishing's all-time great reel makers, Outdoor Sportsman Group writer Lynn Burkhead and Andrew Wheeler of Pure Fishing discuss one of the brand new baitcasting reels from Abu Garcia being released at ICAST 2019.

Mustad Skatter Shad Bladed Jig

As Mustad continues to expand into an all-around tackle company, Reid McKinstry shows off some innovative features that make the Mustad Skatter Shad bladed jig a winner in big bass waters.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Bass

Bass Pond Fishing: Catch Lunkers at Small Lakes Near You

Dan Anderson - February 13, 2018

Veteran bass anglers often dismiss urban fishing opportunities as "kid's fishing ponds," but...

Catfish

5 Ways To Catch Catfish on Lures

Keith Sutton - September 16, 2015

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near...

Panfish

Find and Fish Bluegill Beds Efficiently

Terry Madewell - May 22, 2019

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies.

See More Stories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×