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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 03:02 AM

President Obama fishes in the Adirondacks

Fishermen are known for their whoppers. But the one Vince Wilcox tells is no fish story.

On Thursday and Friday, he guided former President Barack Obama and five of his friends on a fly fishing excursion in the Adirondacks.

"The president has only done it one other time in 2009 in Montana," Wilcox, owner of Wiley's Flies in Ray Brook, said. "Apparently, when you are the president, you don't have a lot of time. But he did great. He's a natural athlete."

Wilcox could not say how many Obama caught or where he hooked them, but he did say the 44th president honored the tradition of catch and release for the brook trout with a single exception.

"He never ate one," Wilcox said. "He wanted to know what it tasted like."

Read more: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/President-Obama-fishes-in-the-Adirondacks-13021760.php

Cross-posted in the New York Group.

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TexasTowelie Jun 2018 OP
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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 08:48 AM

3. Bass put up a good fight!

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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 12:04 PM

4. gotta disagree..

fly fishing is really fishing. standing in that water, laying down that line.. nothing like it in the world.

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Mon Jun 25, 2018, 08:47 AM

2. Thanks for sharing this! Love it!

Considering all he did for us... he certainly deserves it!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 05:30 PM

5. You're welcome.

I ran across a few articles in the New York media last night. I agree that President Obama deserves to relax and enjoy himself considering all of the grief that Republicans gave him while he was in office.

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