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Maxine McCormick: Eleven-Year-Old Champion of Fly Casting

Eleven-year-old Maxine McCormick became the youngest person ever named to the American Casting Association’s All American Team, scoring a 289 out of a possible 300 points in fly-casting accuracy at the 2015 ACA National Tournament.

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Maxine McCormick casting sorceress. (Photo by her coach, Chris Korich)

The score exceeded the current women’s fly accuracy record of 286 and became a new junior casting record. The score was the fourth highest overall, behind only casting legend Steve Rajeff, her coach Chris Korich, and one point behind her dad Glenn McCormick. The highest women’s score at the 2015 Nationals was 270.

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Practice makes perfect. (Photo by her coach, Chris Korich)

Maxine’s performance was magical,” said Korich. “She executed like Michael Jordan.

Maxine now holds seven junior casting records, six for accuracy, and a 111-foot fly distance record.

The photos and story appear in the current (Feb-Mar 2016) issue of FLY FISHERMAN.

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