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Fly-tying course scheduled to begin Jan. 17 at Parker Dam
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Fly-fishing is a sport that many anglers and outdoors lovers enjoy, and that many others long to get involved with. This year, the opportunity will be available to come learn about tying flies. A qualified local instructor will be on hand to teach participants about the tools, technical skills and the art needed to tie flies.
Participants will have ample opportunity to put this new knowledge to practice as they make several of their own flies each week. Throughout the duration of the course, as participants' skill levels increase, several differing fly patterns will be learned. By the end of the course, participants will have a basic knowledge of fly-tying and the patterns tied. Participants will be able to take this knowledge to continue practicing and improving their skills, and to become even more involved with fly-fishing.
This will be an opportunity for someone wanting to start fly-tying, or anyone who has tied in the past and wants to get involved again.
Fly-tying at Parker Dam (beginner to intermediate levels) will begin Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. in the environmental education classroom, annexed to the park office, and is recommended for those 16 and older (younger students may participate provided they are able to follow detailed instructions). This course will run for seven weeks Thursday evenings until Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. At least seven basic fly patterns will be taught.
Tools and vises will be available for use from the park and materials will be provided by Jim's Sports Center of Clearfield. Participants with their own tools and materials are encouraged to bring them along to become familiar with their use. The registration fee for Fly-tying at Parker Dam is $30.
Registration and payment of the course fee is required prior to the start of each course. Participants can register by calling the Parker Dam State Park at 765-0630 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by emailing the park's environmental education specialist at Payment of the registration fee can be made by cash, check, credit card or by state park gift card. Class size will be limited to a maximum of 12 and only a handful of spaces remain available, so register soon.
If you have any questions or comments about the courses or registration, contact the environmental education specialist at Parker Dam State Park for more details.
Keep up on what's happening at the park by following "Parker Dam State Park" on Facebook and find more information about state park programs and special events by logging on to the Bureau of State Parks website at and clicking on "Events Calendar."
The primary purpose of Pennsylvania State Parks is to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental education.
Access is available for people with disabilities. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, contact the park you plan to visit.
With at least three days' notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.
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