MADISON, Wis. — It probably seemed like a good way for the newlywed Claude Kazanski to connect with his new father-in-law 30 yearsago. Since the day the two went fly fishing together, Kazanski,associate general counsel at CUNA Mutual Group, has been hooked–nopun intended.

“The thing about trout fishing is you end up going to verybeautiful places because the trout live in very beautiful and cleanareas,” said Kazanski. He was not even discouraged when he failedto catch any trout the first two years he went fly fishing.

Here, fish are caught with artificial flies that are cast with afly rod and a fly line. The flies, which are tied with a number ofnatural and synthetic materials, are made in all sizes, colors andpatterns to match local terrestrial and aquatic insects, baitfish,or other prey attractive to the targeted fish species. There are,in fact, several hundred patterns on how the fly line is cast andspecial attention is paid to how the line hits the stream and howthe stream flows, Kazanski explained.

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