Field trip 'reel' fun for students

Students from Lehighton Area Middle School Fly Fishing Club recently enjoyed a field trip to Baer Memorial Park in Lehighton to learn more about one of their favorite pastimes - and, hopefully, more.

"The purpose of the field trip was to introduce the kids to fly fishing and to allow the kids to test their skills learned practicing in the parking lot on a stream," said LAMS teacher and club advisor Mark Maholick.

LAMS guidance counselor Michael Snyder assisted Maholick on the field trip.

According to Maholick and Snyder, by learning a lifelong activity such as fly fishing, the students acquire a skill that will teach them patience, preparation, and stream entomology.

"Kids that are involved are kids that are successful," concluded Maholick.

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