Fishing guides would no longer be required to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card under a bill waiting to be signed into law by President Obama, according to the office of U.S. Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn.
Under current law, any boat operator who obtains a U.S. Coast Guard certification to transport passengers must obtain a TWIC card. To obtain the card, guides are required to pay a $132 application fee and make two trips to a Coast Guard licensing center.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988