On the heels of some schools adding fly fishing to physical education programs, the Knox County School Board is hoping to take the movement a step forward by adjusting the definition of ‘physical.’

“The term is simply daunting,” states a representative of the Knox County School Board. “We can’t motive kids towards something that means ‘Involving or characterized by vigorous bodily activity’ on a regular basis, it’s just too hard.”

“Fly fishing is a perfect example of the new realm of physical education,” they added. “The word ‘physical’ really implies something more along the lines of ‘non-sleeping activity,’ and we feel that would be a much better definition.’