on Jan 10, 2014 04:35 PM • Views 2664

Fly-tying made easy and fun.

Media Contact: Lee Sherrill

BREVARD, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two fly-tying clinics in January through the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education near Brevard.

Both events are free and require pre-registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Fly-Tying: Level I – Jan. 15, 9 a.m.- noon. For ages 12 to adult. Spend a relaxing morning with experienced fly-tiers who teach the fundamentals of fly-tying. Work at your own pace to tie a basic pattern. Equipment and materials provided.
  • Fly-Tying: Level II – Jan. 17, 9 a.m. - noon. For ages 12 to adult. If you have learned the basics of fly tying and feel ready to take the next step, then come spend a day with experienced fly-tiers who will teach advanced patterns and techniques. Equipment and materials provided.

For more information, call 828-877-4423 or sign up online.

The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is located near Brevard, just south of Asheville, alongside the Davidson River in Transylvania County. The center features nature trails and five large aquariums representing different aquatic habitats.Visitors to the center also can walk next door to the Bobby N. Setzer Fish Hatchery, where trout are raised in 54 raceways. The center’s hours of operation through March are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

For more information on the four learning centers operated by the Wildlife Commission and other activities and events, visit www.ncwildlife.org/enjoying.