Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Blue Mountain Flycasters are teaming up once again to present a fly-tying workshop on Saturday, April 7 in Pendleton at the Pendleton Convention Center, located at 1601 Westgate.
This workshop is one of several being offered this year as part of the Passport to the Outdoors/Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. The BOW program offers hands-on workshops designed to teach interested individuals basic skills in a variety of outdoor recreational activities including fly-fishing, shooting sports, outdoor cooking, survival, backpacking, kayaking, fly-tying and many more.
This workshop is designed to teach the basics of fly-tying. Participants will learn to tie wet and dry flies such as the Wooly Bugger, Elk Hair Caddis and other popular fly patterns. In addition to tying skills, instructors will cover identification of aquatic insects and how they relate to fly-tying, what types, sizes and colors of flies work best in different waters and how to use flies to attract fish.
“This workshop is designed for beginners, but all skill levels are welcome to attend,” said Mary Hoverson, regional workshop coordinator. Space is limited to 12 participants and pre-registration is required.
The $35 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and all materials needed to tie several flies. Fly-tying kits will be provided and participants may purchase their own kit to take home for an additional $35. The workshop begins at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 5:00 p.m.
Anyone interested in registering for this workshop or wanting more information can contact Nancy Smogor, BOW program coordinator at (503) 947-6018 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop information can also be found on ODFW’s website at www.dfw.state.or.us/outdoor_skills.
The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The agency consists of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a commission-appointed director and a statewide staff of approximately 950 permanent employees. Headquartered in Salem, ODFW has regional offices in Clackamas, Roseburg, Bend, and La Grande with ten district offices located throughout the state. For additional information, please visit: www.dfw.state.or.us.