News for anglersWritten by Admin
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.
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.
www.ncwildlife.org/learning/educationcenters/pisgah.aspx or 828.877.4423.