Saturday, May 11, 2013

Beginning Fly-Fishing & Fly-Tying Workshop in Ohio

XENIA, OH -- Anglers interested in learning the art of fly tying and fishing are invited to attend a free workshop sponsored the Division of Wildlife according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). In addition to fly-tying and fishing instruction by Division of Wildlife staff attendees will be able to test their new tackle and fishing skills by spending a
few hours fly-fishing on site. 

Instructors will offer the workshop at the Wildlife District Five Headquarters from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013.  All fishing equipment and tying supplies will be provided.  Lunch is on your own from noon to 12:30 pm; participants can bring a lunch or purchase it at a variety of local restaurants. Be prepared to go outside regardless of weather conditions. Participants should bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, water etc. 

To apply, applicants must be 16 years of age or older and pre-register by calling Brant Fulks, Wildlife Communications Specialist, at 937.347.0929 or emailingbrant.fulks@dnr.state.oh.us. Space is limited to the first 15 registered. The workshop is for registered participants only, please no guests or walk-ins. All anglers age 16 and older are required to have a valid 2013-2014 Ohio fishing license. Funds generated from the sale of fishing licenses go towards conserving and restoring habitat, enforcement of fishing regulations, hatchery operations, fish stocking in public fishing areas, and enhancement of research and educational outreach.

The Wildlife District Five Headquarters is located at 1076 Old Springfield Pike, Xenia Oh 45385. For more information on Ohio's fishery resources, call 1-800-WILDLIFE or visit www.wildohio.com .