March 29, 2018
Fly Fishing Course slated in Grantsville
Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development has scheduled a course, Introduction to Fly Fishing, on Thursdays, April 5 to 26, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Northern Outreach center in Grantsville.
Where and when did fly fishing start? Did you know fly fishing has been around for thousands of years? How did it evolve into today's sport? These and other questions will be discussed during this four-week, 90-minute course.
The first session will focus on the history and origin of fly fishing. We'll also discuss modern fly fishing and how to fish for local fish such as trout and bass. An overview of modern tackle and where to find it will also be discussed. The second session will be a hands-on casting workshop. The basics of how to cast will be learned.
Participants may bring his or her own equipment or use the instructor's rods and reels. The third session will be a fly tying demonstration. We'll see the basic techniques used to create different kinds of flies and learn about the tools and materials used for modern flies. We'll also talk about where to find materials and how to collect your own. For the final session we'll fish the Casselman River and learn about insect life and how to read the water.
To fish, each student will need a Maryland fishing license. A three-day license is $7.50 and a Trout Stamp is $5.00. Both a non-tidal (freshwater license) and trout stamp can be obtained online at: dnr.maryland.gov/Pages/service_fishing_license.aspx#NTFL. Each student will also need boots or waders. Some equipment is available; however, participants are encouraged to bring his or her own if possible.
The course is being instructed by Tony Lolli. Lolli has been a fly fishing guide for 25 years. He currently runs Maryland Mountains Fly Fishing from his home in Bittinger. He also writes magazine fly fishing columns and has authored seven fly fishing books, some of which are on Amazon.com.
For additional information contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for this class, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069. Course registration fee applies.