Chesapeake's decision to scale back support of nonprofits can't be good news for schools and other community organizations the company has supported in the Northern Panhandle.
After watching the "Pipestem Trout Wrangler" episode of "Fly Rod Chronicles" on the Outdoor Channel, my wife asked when I plan to fish those waters in Summers County.
But I am skeptical that I will have as much luck as the show's host, Curtis Fleming, who pulled one big trout after another out of the Bluestone River.
My impression of the show: It was a wee bit over the top. This impression began when the episode opened by explaining to viewers that access to the river is by horseback.
I don't doubt the horseback option is offered. It certainly would be a memorable experience. But I don't think the show ever mentioned that you also can access the Bluestone via Pipestem Resort State Park's aerial tramway.
From this fisherman's perspective, the fact that the tramway is available means the water isn't quite as remote and inaccessible as viewers might have been led to believe.
Don't get me wrong. "Pipestem Trout Wrangler" was an enjoyable half-hour of TV. But I do believe it may have set some unrealistic expectations.
Contact writer George Hohmann at geor...@dailymail.com.