Doug Freemann

Douglas Freemann – Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Douglas Freemann and Jon Dietz, 2015

Douglas Freemann and Jon Dietz, 2015

 

 

Doug always had a strong passion for the outdoors, but it wasn’t until his family began visiting a dude ranch in southern Wyoming that his love for fly fishing became so apparent.  After years of fly fishing exclusively while he was at the ranch, Doug started to explore fishing opportunities closer to home.  Fly fishing soon became a full-blown addiction and he quickly began to look for avenues to channel his newborn passion.  One day at a local fly shop, he was introduced to a book, written by former youth team head coach George Daniel.  It was here that Doug was first exposed to competitive fly fishing.  A few months later, in May 2013, Doug attended his first youth team run clinic where he completely fell in love with the sport. In August 2013 Doug became a member of the United States Youth Fly Fishing Team and since then has been traveling around the country fishing different competitions, events and locations.

Douglass Freeman and Ryley Batewell, 2015

Douglass Freeman and Ryley Batewell, 2015

In August of 2015, Doug and teammate Ryley Batewell, were invited to compete in the 14th FIPS-Mouche  World Youth Fly Fishing Championship as “ghost anglers” (anglers used to fill rosters for other teams).  This provided competitive experience.  Team USA Youth was able to win its third consecutive gold medal at both the team and individual levels.  Doug has also been a featured fly tier at the International Fly Tying Symposium in Somerset, New Jersey.

Now a member of Team Freestone in addition to Team USA Youth, Doug fishes multiple times a week venturing to all corners of the northeast in search of the next bite. Looking ahead, he is excited to represent the United States in future competitions, and hopes to continue the dominant performances that his predecessors have showcased.

 

Doug Freemann

Doug Freemann

 

 
 

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