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Art Lander’s Outdoors: Kentucky has long history of anglers fly fishing for bass in state’s lakes, streams

The early history of fly fishing for bass in Kentucky rivers and stream traces back to single-action, English-style reels — what we know today as click-and pawl reels. Early Kentucky settlers were of English and Scotch-Irish ancestry, and they had a deep love of fishing. Their forefathers practiced the art of fly fishing so the tackle and traditions of fly fishing came to America from the British...

Campbellsville signs national champion angler for university’s first fishing team

Dakota Cantrell is joined by his parents and Campbellsville University Fishing Coach Tommy Hall at his signing. (Photo provided)   Two-time National Bass Fishing Trail junior national champion Dakota Cantrell signed a scholarship Saturday, July 12, to join the inaugural Campbellsville University co-ed bass fishing team.   Cantrell, a recent graduate of Grundy County High School from Monteagle,...