Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free fly fishing related workshops throughout the month of March. Online registration is required for the workshops.
March 1 – Fly Selection 101 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open to ages 12 and up. Spend the morning learning the basics of various fly patterns, including when and how to use them. The discussion will include nymph, emerger, dry fly, and terrestrials.
March 13 and March 27 – Introduction to Fly Fishing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to ages 12 and older. Learn the basics of fly fishing, including proper equipment, knots, and casting techniques. This course includes a two-hour fishing trip at the Davidson River and all equipment and materials are provided.
March 15 - On the Water: Little River from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to ages 12 and up. Practice your fly fishing skills on the Little River in DuPont State Recreational Forest under the supervision of our instructors. Learn about Delayed Harvest regulations, wading, reading the water, fly selection, presentation, casting, knots and stream entomology during a fun, relaxing morning of fishing. Equipment and materials are provided.
March 16 and March 26 – Eco Explorers: Fly-Tying from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Open to ages eight through 13. Enjoy learning the fundamentals and art of fly-tying under the guidance of our experienced instructors. This class is limited to eight participants, and equipment and materials will be provided.
March 19 – Fly-Tying for the Beginner from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open to ages 12 and older. Learn the basics of fly-tying during this introductory level class. Equipment and materials will be provided.
March 20 – Tackle Rigging for Fly Fishing from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Open to ages 12 and up. Learn how to create different tackle setups for fly fishing in a variety of situations, including dropper rigs, Euro-style nymphing rigs and more. The course will also cover material selection, techniques, and care. All materials will be provided.
March 21 – Casting for Beginners: Level I from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to ages 12 and older. Experienced instructors allow beginner-level participants to learn at their own pace as they teach various casting techniques. This class is held at Lake Imaging in DuPont State Recreational Forest. All equipment and materials are provided.
March 28 – Reading the Water from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to ages 12 and older. Enhance your fly fishing experience by improving your understanding and approach to catching trout. Topics include where to stand in the river when to mend your line, when to pick up your line, water hydrology and more.