Fly-Fishing Workshop for Women Scheduled for March 11 at Pechmann Center

  • 30 January 2017
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Fly-Fishing Workshop for Women Scheduled for March 11 at Pechmann Center
Paula Wood (l) from Bracey, Va., reeled in a nice-sized channel catfish after getting casting instructions from fly-fishing instructor Jeannette Gallaher (r) during the 2016 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman fly-fishing workshop.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 30, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a women-only fly-fishing workshop at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center on March 11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Participants will learn the basics of fly-fishing from experienced instructors. Among the topics covered during the morning session are casting, tying knots, assembling rods and tying flies. After learning the basics, participants will spend the afternoon fishing in the center’s ponds.

The workshop, which is part of the Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program, is open to women 18 and older on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 40 registrants.  Pre-registration is required ( and the registration fee is $20, which covers rods, reels, all equipment and lunch. Participants should bring sunscreen, insect repellant, comfortable clothing and footwear. Sign in begins at 8 a.m.

“This workshop is a great way for women to learn how to fly fish in a fun, stress-free environment with instructors who are knowledgeable and patient,” said BB Gillen, BOW coordinator with the Commission. “The Wildlife Commission offers a variety of BOW programs throughout the year to help women develop hunting, target shooting, fishing, archery, canoeing and other outdoor-related skills.”

More information about upcoming BOW workshops is available by contacting BOW Gillen at 919-218-3638 or or visiting

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 see a schedule of upcoming events, visit and click on the “Learning” link.

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