West Virginia Executive Summer 2014 - Page 112

“The viewers see blue skies, gorgeous vistas, crystal streams and pretty fish. What they don’t see is hours of B roll, the finicky fish, snakes, storms, flat tires and missed flights.” don’t see is hours of B roll, the finicky fish, snakes, storms, flat tires and missed flights.” He laughs away any inconveniences by saying that if it were easy, everyone would be doing it. Fleming is living out a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with “Fly Rod Chronicles,” and his success is something he’s eager to share. The first responsibility Fleming has is to his family. His wife, Shelly, has played a crucial part in the inner workings of the show and has been present for the excitement of every episode. As a former school administrator and business teacher, Shelly is the administrative executive for “Fly Rod Chronicles,” and Fleming credits her as being his more organized other half. “As a proponent of being a life-long learner, I am thrilled to get to learn so many new technologies while working on the show—never a dull day in the office,” she says. “Filming family shows is exciting but also a bit scary. Our last venture took us to the Deschutes River in Oregon, where we crossed paths with five rattlesnakes in one day.” 112 west virginia executive