Beginning fly anglers welcomed to TFFC on March 9

abigtroutieBeginning fly anglers in North Texas who wish to learn the basics of fly fishing need to clear their calendars next weekend.

The Dallas Fly Fishers will teach classes for beginning fly-fishers at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens on March 9.

Pre-registration is required and is available by calling Craig Brooks at (903) 670-2222. There is no fee for the class. Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered.

Instruction will lead to basic fly-fisher certification by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and will focus on learning about fly-fishing equipment, performing the basic four-part cast, sampling aquatic insects to see what fish eat, discussing freshwater ecology, how to tie useful fishing knots, learning about safety and ethics issues associated with fly-fishing and fly-tying.

For a Texas rainbow trout fishing report, be sure to read the next issue of Lone Star Outdoor News, available on March 8.