A fire, a fly and a rainy afternoon

Rain didn't dampen the spirits of these fly-fishermen and women Saturday who attended the Orvis class at the Pocahontas Fish and Game Adventures’ cabin on Stony Creek. Pictured, l to r: Paul Hicks, of Parkersburg, property co-owner Roger Trusler, of Marlinton, Carol Greening, of Belpre, Ohio, Scott Fisher, of Lower Salem, Ohio, Dave Carpenter, of Little Hocking, Ohio, Bob Hicks, of Parkersburg, and property co-owner Ernie Shaw, of Marlinton. J. Graham photo

“The two best times to fish is when it’s rainin’ and when it ain’t.” ~ Patrick F. McManus The fairly steady rain on Saturday was nothing short of miserable for folks who had to be outside. But no matter the weather in Pocahontas County, there is always something interesting  going on – and it’s usually off the beaten path. Interesting More...

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