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CONCORD, N.H. — Interested in learning the art of fly tying or advancing your current skills? The NH Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program is offering several free fly tying courses around the state for both beginner and intermediate fly tiers.
Pre-registration is required and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Each course has a limited number of seats for those ages 15 and older. All program materials and equipment will be provided. No experience is required for beginner programs. Intermediate programs require that participants have had at least two years of fly tying experience. Participants who wish to use their own vice and tools are encouraged to bring them along to class.
To reserve your spot, please visit the Let’s Go Fishing webpage at www.fishnh.com/fishing/lets-go-fishing.html, and under “Courses Offered” select “Fly Tying.”
Direct link to course listing: https://nhfishandgame.com/EventWeb/Event/AllEvents?EventTypeID=161&ClassActivity=20
Students will learn several fly patterns that are commonly used in New Hampshire waters, such as the Pheasant Tail Nymph, Winnipesaukee Smelt, Meredith Tandem, and the Deer Hair Alder Fly, and what these flies imitate. Instructors will also discuss insect and baitfish anatomy and explain why a particular fly was developed and used. Participants will get a valuable introduction on the use of all the basic tools and materials necessary to tie flies. The course will be instructed by master fly tier and Let’s Go Fishing instructor Scott Biron.
New Hampshire Fish and Game’s Let’s Go Fishing Program has taught thousands of children and adults to be safe, ethical, and successful anglers. Find out more at www.fishnh.com/fishing/lets-go-fishing.html. The program is federally funded through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program. To learn more, visit www.fishnh.com/funding/wsfr.html.