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Introductory Fly Tying Course Offered in Claremont

CONCORD, N.H. — Interested in learning the art of fly tying? The NH Fish and Game Department’s Let’s Go Fishing Program is offering a free five-week introductory course on Wednesday evenings in March (March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29) in Claremont, NH. Participants must commit to attending all five sessions.

The course will be instructed by master fly tiers and Let’s Go Fishing instructors Jim and Kris Riccardi. The course will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Claremont Community Center at 152 South Street, Claremont N.H. 03743.

Preregistration is required and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. The course is limited to 12 participants, ages 15 and older. All program materials and equipment will be provided. No experience is required.

To sign up, visit www.fishnh.com/fishing/lets-go-fishing.html and select “View the Current Class Schedule,” then “View Upcoming Events.”

Participants will learn to tie several fly patterns that are commonly used in New Hampshire waters. They will be introduced to the use of all of the basic tools and materials necessary to tie flies, and learn what the flies imitate. Instructors will also discuss insect anatomy and explain why a particular fly is used.

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 Sport Fish Restoration Program.