As the son of a coal miner growing up in Central West Virginia, Curtis would sit within classrooms and daydream of being outdoors on a stream instead of listening to the drone of his teachers. It was his father to which he owes the most for teaching about life and introducing the young Fleming to hunting and fishing. Fleming's father served our country in the United States Marine Corps in the early 60's and then followed a family tradition in becoming an underground coal miner. Dad worked very hard six to seven days a week in the coal mines of West Virginia that claim the lives of many men and women. When Dad would get that rare day off or take his well earned vacation time, father and son would spend it camping along a trout stream or in the hard woods of West Virginia chasing whitetail deer.
After working 15 years in education with troubled youth as well as serving as President & CEO of a gas & oil company, with the support of his family, Curtis decided to leave his work behind to pursue his passion for the art of fly fishing. Traveling both far away and close to home, please join him, his friends, and special guests in the ultimate outdoor adventures. These are the Fly Rod Chronicles.