Trout Trail Date Night gets 'em hooked
By Shirley McMarlin
Published: Sunday, July 7, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
A fly-fishing lesson probably isn't on the list of date options for most girls. But maybe it will be, if news of the Laurel Highlands Trout Trail Date Night gets around.
The season's second such activity was held June 30 at Foggy Mountain Lodge near Stahlstown, where the girls got the hang of casting just as well as the guys — or maybe even better.
After watching a “beautiful cast” by Kathy Koontz of Ligonier, instructor Leo Vensel said women tend to bring a little more finesse to the process than do the men.
Pittsburgh resident Vensel is a licensed Pennsylvania fishing guide and Certified Federation of Fly Fishers instructor. Helping him with the lesson, which included everything from humor and praise to physics and sound effects, were his wife, Christine, and instructors Bob Shusko and Monty Murty.
Date night wrapped up with dinner at the picturesque lodge, featuring choices of steak, chicken or, naturally, fish.
The Trout Trail is a partnership between the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor and Trout Unlimited chapters in the Laurel Highlands.
“We're trying to get more people to enjoy the outdoors and all that we have to offer in this area,” said Heritage Corridor Executive Director Olga Herbert, who was on hand to welcome guests.
Information on Trout Trail activities is available at www.lhtrouttrail.com.
Gone fishin': Jim Koontz, Emil and Carol Pavlovich, Rick and Ruth Poth, Jack and Deb Ciak, Howard and Tracy Holesapple, Bob and Susan Hook and Bob and Diane Rohlf.
— Shirley McMarlin
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