amestown, N.Y. – According to Wikipedia, fly fishing is “an angling method in which an artificial ‘fly’ is used to catch fish.”
Others would call it one of the most elegant outdoor activities.
Whatever it is to you, you are invited to learn more at Beginning Fly Fishing at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday, May 12, 1-4 p.m.
This introductory class includes a lesson on the history of fly fishing, rod assembly, gear overview and casting practice.
Casting a nearly weightless fly requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting. Fly fishermen use hand tied flies that resemble natural invertebrates, baitfish, other food organisms, or “lures” to provoke the fish to bite at the fly.
Workshop leader Brian Minich grew up in Bradford, Pa., and has a lifelong love of fishing. His career in fly tying began at age eight, and he hasn’t looked back since. With more than 15 years of experience in the guiding industry, Minich is now the owner of his own guide business, Fin and Fly Adventures, in Warren, Pa., where he creates custom trips on the rivers and streams of northwestern Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York.
All the equipment for this introductory class is provided, though if you have your own gear, please bring it.
Casting practice is outdoors, so plan to dress for the weather.
Enrollment is limited. The fee for the program is $56 or $42 for Nature Center members. Paid reservations are required by Wednesday, May 9, 2018, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.
Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.