Last updateThu, 29 Jan 2015 3pm

Fly fishing class to be offered in Rolla

ROLLA – Ever wonder how to fly fish? Fly fishing is considered a sport or a hobby by some, and an art form by others. Call it what you want, fly fishing for trout is a pleasurable pastime built on the camaraderie of the anglers themselves, the oceans, lakes and rivers they fish, and the beautiful fish they pursue. So, have you always wanted to learn to fly fish?

The Rolla Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to have Walt Fulps teaching Introduction to Fly Fishing. Students will learn equipment form, function & selection; line, leader & tippet, proper knots, approaching the trout and presenting the fly and much, much more. Participants will get to tryout their skills during a Field Trip to Montauk State Park.

The class will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 22 at the Centre (1200 Holloway). The field trip to Montauk State Park is April 5 (participants must provide their own transportation). For the $75 enrollment fee, students will receive a spool of tippet, a dozen flies, a fly box, sinkers and strike indicators. This class is for ages 16 & older. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon. The deadline for registration is Monday, March 10.

For more information on this program, or on any of the other programs offered by the Parks & Recreation Department, contact the Centre at (573) 341-2386.