By the Southcentral Alaska Chapter
Get your cast on with teen fly casting prodigy Maxine McCormick this weekend. Maxine and her casting coach, Chris Korich, are making the trip to Alaska and are participating in a whole host of events for Anchorage area anglers. With book signings, brunches, a happy hour, picnic and more on the calendar, there is something for anglers of all ages and experience to enjoy. What a way to kick off summer.
With multiple women’s casting world titles under her belt and the ability to cast tight loops up to 189 feet; Maxine has been hailed for her casting efficiency and Maxine is already a legend among competitive fly casters in the U.S. and beyond at just 15 years old. Learn more about Maxine in The New York Times piece, “The Mozart of Fly Casting.” We should note that her coach Chris, an 11-time casting champion, is no slouch either and is sure to have some great tips for casting, instructing and captivating the next generation with the rhythmic nature of fly casting.
Balancing school, guest appearances, casting competitions and all the practice that comes with defending world titles, the Anchorage fly fishing community should be honored that Maxine has chosen to fit the 49th state into her schedule and pounce on the unique opportunity to spend time with a female fly fishing icon in the making.