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Trout Unlimited offers fly-fishing school

February 5, 2011
The Inter-Mountain

The West Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited will conduct its annual Fly Fishing School May 20-22 at the Pocahontas County 4-H Camp in Thornwood.

The school offers the aspiring fly fisher a shortcut to success. Expert instructors teach students the fundamentals of fly fishing in a remarkably short amount of time.

The two-and-one-half day program features instruction in fly casting, equipment selection, effective flies, essential knots and many other topics.

The highlight of the school occurs May 22 when students are paired with an instructor/guide for a day's fishing on one of the nearby trout streams.

It is here that the weekend's lessons are reinforced and made practical. Most students are successful in landing their first fly-caught trout.

The fee for the school is $215 for adult TU members, $250 for non-members (price includes TU membership) and $195 for children (15 and younger, must be accompanied by an adult). The fee includes instruction, meals and some basic tackle and reference material.

Lodging is also made available for $20 per person for the entire weekend.

TU has a limited amount of loan equipment for those who do not have their own.

Class size is limited. All proceeds support TU's coldwater conservation and improvement projects and operations.

To register or obtain additional information, call Bubba Holt at 304-299-9617 or by e-mail at



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