Curtis Fleming, raised the son of a coal miner and native of Bridgeport, WV, is the Founder, Host, and Executive Producer of Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming, an award-winning, internationally televised fly-fishing show. Prior to hosting the show, Curtis served 15 years in education working primarily with troubled youth, as well as serving as President & CEO of a gas & oil company.
Through his Fly Rod Chronicles, Curtis' passion for the sport, angling expertise and commitment to conservation reaches millions of viewers every year. His down-to-earth personality and his focus on faith, family and friendships provide excellent leadership examples for anyone who heads out on the water with a rod and reel. He's a highly accomplished recreational angler, as both he and his family currently hold 9 IGFA World Records.
Curtis has been inducted into Legends of the Outdoors, Legends of Fly Fishing, the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appalachian's Hall of Fames, as well as Bridgeport High School and Fairmont State University's Hall Of Fames. He is a Fly Fishing Ambassador for HUK, Hatch, and YETI, as well as an Outdoor Advisor for the Outdoor Sportsman Group. Curtis has been recognized by esteemed associations such as the 2018 American Outdoor Sportsman Of The Year, Expert Angler by Virginia Game & Fisheries, Episode of the Year and Best Show Host by Sportsman Choice Awards, Best Broadcast Show by WV Tourism Stars, of the Industry Awards, as well as named one of the Best 55 Things To Happen To West Virginia! He was declared WV Angler of the Year. In addition to multiple IGFA World Records that Curtis and his family hold, he also has IGFA Multiple Inshore/Offshore Grand Slams. Curtis is also held in high regard for his receipt of the Honorary Project Healing Waters - Purple Heart Campaign Ribbon Fly Award.