As Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming aired this past weekend on the Outdoor Channel, WVU Basketball Coach Bob Huggins was the featured guest. The Big 12 Coach of the Year landed what the show host said may have been the most incredible brown trout in the show’s history.
The episode was filmed at Pennsylvania’s Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Fleming, a graduate of Bridgeport High School and WVU, said the friendly competition between him and the Mountaineer basketball coach is as strong as ever.
According to Fleming, Huggins is as animated and competitive on the waters as he is on the hardwoods.
The two first fly fished together in September of 2012 during a two-day float trip on the North Branch of the Potomac River with Fleming’s oldest daughter Laken and Huggins’ daughter Jacque.
It was the first time Huggins tried his hand at a fly rod and the first time Fly Rod Chronicles featured bass fishing. At the conclusion of the 2012 angling adventure, Huggins claimed he was two up on Fleming.
And at the onset of this excursion, Huggins is caught on tape asking, “I mean, why do you keep bringing me when I out fish you every time I come?”
Fleming said although he had to give Huggins props for his whopper of a brown trout, he wouldn’t award him the trophy! The two enjoy a friendly banter as well as fishing.