Pechmann Center Offers Lure Making and Fly-tying Workshops

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is offering two free fishing workshops for people of all ages and skill levels in December. Online registration is required for the workshops, which are open on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dec. 12 – Soft Plastics Lure Making from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In this class, participants will learn to make their own plastic fishing lures and enjoy the satisfaction of catching fish with their creations. This workshop teaches the basic techniques for molding a variety of soft plastic lures used for fishing in both saltwater and freshwater.

Dec. 27 – Fly-tying Forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Open to ages 10 and up, but participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The forum provides attendees the opportunity to improve their fly-tying skills. Participants are encouraged to use their own equipment, but limited equipment and materials are available upon request.

The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located at 7489 Raeford Road in Fayetteville, across from Lake Rim. 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 on the Commission’s wildlife education centers and other activities and events, visit