Mary Weiss and Burr Tupper introduced 22 new fly fishing enthusiastic students to the world of fly fishing.
Many of the students have been either fly fishing or spin fishing before. Many expressed that they wanted to learn fly fishing from the beginning and the right way to do it. One gentleman just retired and is looking to fill his days with some new enjoyment.
Among the group of students there were 5 women, 12 men and 4 youths.
The first night of the four night schedule started with Equipment, Rods and Reels, Line and Leaders and hands on knot tying. Students engaged with the three fundamental knots used in fly fishing.
Over the next three classes students will learn flies, cold water fisheries, strategies, fly tying and fly casting.
A Fly Casting Instruction session for all students will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 9 – 11am at Lake Massabesic. Rods will be provided. Students will get hands on instruction from certified instructors and experienced fly caster. After completion of the class student will be able to hit the stream and rivers knowing most of the ins and outs of fly fishing.
The course is sponsored and supported by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Aquatics Resources Program’s “Let’s Go Fishing Program” and the Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Instructors are certified by the Fish and Game Department “Let’s Go Fishing” program and are members of the Merrimack River Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
The Fly Fish 101 class at Amoskeag is the second of three classes that Merrimack River Valley Chapter will have this year, students attended a class held at the Nashua Public Library instructed by Dick Peterson and Jim Nortin and there will be an upcoming class at the Hooksett Public Library on April 9, 2015 by Stan Jodziewicz.
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