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Weekend fly clinic offered to women

A three-day weekend May 15-17 will cover all basics to help women get started in the sport of fly fishing. 

Held at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education near Brevard, the course will feature one-on-one instruction in casting techniques, stream ecology, basic knots and fly-tying. On the final day, participants will practice their new skills in a guided fly fishing experience on prime trout waters. All equipment is provided.

The program is part of N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program. $125, with scholarships available. 

919.218.3638 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


Fish and learn on the West Fork

A free fly fishing clinic on the West Fork of the Pigeon River in the Shining Rock Wilderness in Haywood County will give beginners a chance to learn under experienced instructors 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 7. 

Topics will include fishing regulations, wading, reading the water, fly selection, presentation, casting, knots and stream entomology — all during a relaxed morning of fishing.  Equipment provided.  

Put on by the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and based from the Sunburst Recreational Area along N.C. 215 past Lake Logan. or 828.877.4423.

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