on Mar 11, 2014 04:54 PM • Views 2829

Learning the basics of fly tying is a 3-day course held at the Pechmann Center in Fayetteville on March 25-27. (Photo by Thomas Carpenter)

Media Contact: Jodie B. Owen

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (March 11, 2014) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a free Beginners Fly-Tying Course at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. 

The three-day course, which is open to anyone 16 years and older, will be held on March 25-27 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. It will cover the fundamentals of tying flies and is a prerequisite course for the Pechmann Center’s Fly-Tying Forum, which provides tiers with instruction in more advanced patterns and the opportunity for regular fly-tying practice.

The Basic Fly-Tying Course provides students with a basic knowledge of fly- tying tools, materials, patterns and tying techniques. The course is taught in a series of steps, allowing students to build skills and steadily advance toward more complex flies. Students will complete six fly patterns in more than eight hours of instruction.

Due to space constraints, the course is limited to 15 participants and pre-registration is required. All tools and materials are provided. In addition, participants will receive a fly-tying handbook that includes the patterns tied in class.

To register or for more information,contact Thomas Carpenter at 910-868-5003, ext. 15 or Thomas.carpenter@ncwildlife.org.

The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located at 7489 Raeford Road, across from Lake Rim.Wildlife Commission staff at the Pechmann Center conducts fishing workshops,events and clinics throughout the year. Most programs are free and open to the public. For more information about the center, or to check on summer clinics,visit the Learning page.

For more information on fishing in public,inland waters, visit the fishing page.