SALEM – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering a unique fly fishing opportunity Saturday, May 19 at Wizard Falls Hatchery, along the beautiful Metolius River in Camp Sherman.
This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for folks to learn the basics to get them started in fly fishing. Topics to be covered include reading the water, basic knots for fly fishing, casting techniques, aquatic insects and gear.
“This is the perfect chance for those who want to try fly fishing before they invest a lot of time and money in equipment,” says Nancy Smogor, ODFW program coordinator. “This workshop will let people test the waters, so to speak, to decide if fly fishing is for them.”
Pre-registration is required for this event and space is limited. There is a nominal registration fee of $75 which covers breakfast, lunch, instruction, use of all necessary equipment and the chance to catch some incredible trout. Although offered as part of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, the workshop is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.
For more information about this and other upcoming Becoming an Outdoors-Woman and Passport to the Outdoors programs, contact Nancy Smogor at (503) 947-6018. You can also check the ODFW website for additional information at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/outdoor_skills/