The Whiz:

Maxine on the Casting Deck: image Marissa Leshnov, Outside Magazine

Really nice read on fly casting whiz kid Maxine McCormick in Outside magazine we stumbled across via Dun Magazine over the Holidays

In 2016, when she was 12, Maxine won gold at the Flycasting World Championships in Estonia. That same year, she outscored Steve Rajeff, modern casting’s LeBron James, during a tournament in Kentucky. At the next world championships, in 2018, she repeated her gold. This trio of feats made her arguably the best female fly-caster in the world, all before she got her driver’s license. The New York Times called her “the Mozart of Fly Casting.” 

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