Anglers learn to tie flies for season in course

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering an introductory course for fly fishing anglers interesting in learning how to tie their own flies.

The course is offered by the department’s Let’s Go Fishing program in partnership with the Mad Dog Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Green Mountain Fly Tiers.

The introductory course will focus on material, hook, and thread terminology. Techniques such as thread control, proportion, tying on materials, dubbing, and wings and tails will be covered while tying a variety of flies.

“For many anglers, there’s nothing more satisfying than catching a fish on a Vermont stream using a home-tied fly,” said Corey Hart of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. “These courses will give anglers the basic skills they need to start tying their own flies, as well as the opportunity to meet other local anglers interested in fly fishing.”

Sign up by calling 802-265-2279 or emailing Fee: $20. A limited number of vices and equipment are made available for those who need them. The class is four sessions:

• Castleton: Intro to Fly Tying. Mondays 7-9 p.m., Feb. 26, March 5, 12, and 19. Kehoe Conservation Camp, 636 Point of Pines Rd., Castleton; taught by the Green Mountain Fly Tiers.

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