June Fly Fishing Workshop
Contact: Dale Cox, 715-483-2272
Free Fly Fishing Workshops in June
Free fly fishing workshops will be held the weekend of June 12 and 13 at William O’Brien and Minnesota Interstate State Parks. The workshops are led by Park Ranger John Weinberg and volunteers from the Federation of Fly Fishers.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, this is a unique opportunity to learn about basic and advanced casting techniques, as well as watershed ecology and conservation. Participants will become familiar with equipment used in freshwater fly fishing and will observe demonstrations of tying imitations of native aquatic insects, including nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. The workshops will also provide information on how stream conservation, watershed health, and a fly fishing ethic can affect the water quality of the St. Croix River.
Saturday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at William O’Brien State Park
Sunday, June 13, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Minnesota Interstate State Park
Equipment will be available for use by workshop participants. These are free programs and no registration is required. Participants should bring lunches and snacks. The workshops are designed for ages 13 and older. They will be canceled if there is severe weather.
Did You Know?
Mussels rely on fish to carry their young around until they are old enough to drop to the river bottom. To attract the fish and attach their young, mussels put on displays that make fish think they are fish or other food. The mussel shell, which is all we normally see, is now barely visible.