Field trip shows students how to become fly fishermen
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Sam Maholick (right) proudly displays the 14-inch trout that he reeled in during the recent Lehighton Area Middle School Fly Fishing Club field trip to Baer Memorial Park in Lehighton. Helping Maholick with his catch is LAMS guidance counselor Michael Snyder (left).
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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