Sunday, May 28, 2006

Soldiers Fly Fish in Iraq

GIs angle for quiet time at Baghdad School of Fly Fishing

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - Like many of his fellow anglers in the Baghdad School of Fly Fishing, Navy Lt. Joel Stewart thought an afternoon of casting on one of Saddam Hussein's lakes could make him feel as though he had escaped the war and was back in his native Montana, fishing for trout.
For many soldiers, the war in Iraq is about enduring painfully long stretches of boredom punctuated by brief flashes of terror. Even the most battle-seasoned of infantrymen can weather months of humdrum patrols without firing a shot or being fired at.
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Check out Joel's awesome fishing pictures here. The bottom photo is from his site. This story really caught my attention, being an angler myself, I understand why this school really took off.

Be sure to get updates and look at more photos at Baghdad School of Flying Fishing .

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