Winner Announced in Outdoor Writing Competition for Clemson University Students 

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(Pictured left to right) Michael Altizer, author & Senior Editor at Sporting Classics Magazine, Mike Watts, Fly Fishing Instructor@ Clemson and Publisher of, Shane Behler, winning author and graduate assistant, Drew Malone and Steve Gross from Dodsons Fly Shop in Travelers rest SC., a website devoted entirely to short stories on “Anything Fly Fishing,” is proud to announce the winner of their First Annual Fly Fish Writing Competition for Clemson University students.

While the writing competition promotes the sport of fly fishing, it also provides a platform for students to express themselves through creative writing.

The purpose of this writing competition was to promote the sport of fly fishing to students and offer a platform to express their interest in the sport through writing and a venue to publish their articles.

Several nationally acclaimed outdoor authors, including Jim Mize and Michael Altizer, chose the winner from a long list of entries.

Shane Behler, a Graduate Research Assistant in Agricultural Sciences, won the contest with his entry, “Chase the Eat.” His story can be read by clicking on the following link;

Shane Behler is a graduate student at Clemson University studying applied economics and public policy. He is from North Salem, New York, and is very passionate about the outdoors and wildlife conservation. His hobbies include fly fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, reading, and traveling.

In addition to being published in and the award-winning South Carolina Wildlife Magazine, Shane received a $150.00 gift certificate from Dodsons Fly Shop in Travelers Rest SC . and personally inscribed book, “The Last Best Day” by Michael Altizer.

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