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News: April Vokey profiled on 60 Minutes Sports

by Ross Purnell, editor of Fly Fisherman

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April Vokey, April-May 2011 Fly Fisherman.

I just heard from an executive at CBS News that they’ll be airing a profile of fly fisher April Vokey during the November 6 episode of 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime.

This is the same show that brought the free-solo feats of Alex Honhold to international attention more than a year ago, and has profiled many other non-traditional or adventure sports such as big-wave surfing with Garrett McNamara (and correspondent Anderson Cooper), and the tragic death of extreme kayaker Shannon Christy. Now 60 Minutes Sports turns an eye toward one of fly fishing’s young and influential personalities, April Vokey, of Chilliwack, British Columbia.

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