Beginning Fly Fishing Class

Learn when and why fly fishing is the right tool for the task. Gain an understanding of what weight fly rod and fly line to use for various types of fishing. Learn a little bit about leaders and tippet as well as line types; fly fishing safety & etiquette; and various types of flies. Instruction will include basic casting techniques and the 5 casting principles that will help you become more proficient in handling different casting situations. Fly casting is not difficult, but it does use different motions than other types of fishing. Learn the basics of fly tying and a little about basic knots and bugs.

Class will be held on Saturday, October 1, 9 am–12 pm, at Chiddister Pavilion in Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East in Goshen.

Class is limited to 5 participants and the required minimum age is 11 years old. Equipment will be supplied.

Pre-registration is required and is currently being accepted through September 29, or until class capacity is met, at the Goshen Parks and Recreation Department. Cost is $15.00 per participant.