West Virginia Executive Summer 2014 - Page 111

[ sports ] Reel West Virginia On the Line with Curtis Fleming Curtis Fleming is not an accidental ambassador for West Virginia. He made a conscious decision to spread the news about the beauty of his home state by way of his Outdoor Channel reality fishing series, “Fly Rod Chronicles.” By Amy Arnett “As I travel the world, I tell everyone that West Virginia has the largest and most beautiful outdoor playground in the world,” says Fleming. “I have been sincerely blessed to see a lot of destinations, but I can honestly say West Virginia is always top shelf to me.” “Fly Rod Chronicles” is now in its 11th season and has been sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, West Virginia Department of Commerce and West Virginia Department of Tourism for the past two years. The show had humble beginnings; it was starte B