Man bringing Japanese form of fly fishing to Surry County

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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. -- In this edition of Roy's Folks, meet a guy who is bringing an ancient Japanese  form of fly fishing to the area.

It’s called Tenkara and it’s a method of fishing that uses very minimal equipment; a pole, some line and a hand tied fly.

Kevin Merritt spent most of his life guiding saltwater trips in Florida but he decided to bring his simplified fishing philosophy to a place synonymous with the simple life, Mayberry.

He’s opened up a new teaching and guiding service called “Fly Fish Mayberry” and I bet Andy and Opie would be proud.

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