San Francisco teen wins fly casting world championship

Amid gales to 50 mph, Maxine McCormick, the 14-year-old fly casting prodigy, won the women’s world championship Friday for casting accuracy. From a platform atop a 6-foot-high bluff at the Cumbrian Lakes on the British coast, Maxine sailed cast after cast into 30-inch floating rings spaced from 20 to 70 feet, reported Chris Korich, coach of the San Francisco-Oakland Casting Club. Her scores also earned her third place in Men’s (or overall) Division, won by perennial world champion Steve Rajeff, who also represented San Francisco/Oakland-based casters. For this year’s championships, 123 casters from 20 countries are taking part.

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