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Paul Klee: U.S. fly-fishing team in Colorado looking for first world championship

Paul Klee, The Gazette
Beneath the steep, red walls of a famed valley freckled with turning aspens, Norman Maktima drifts his dry-dropper rig through a deep riffle in an undisclosed section of the Eagle River.

(I would tell you where it is, but then I would have to hide you.)

This slice of public water has been hit hard in recent days "Hammered," Maktima says and the five anglers from the U.S. national fly-fishing team are prepared for a challenging afternoon. Team USA (yes, that's a thing) is in an intense, all-hands-on-deck practice session (yes, also a thing) for the biggest event on the competitive fly-fishing calendar.

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