Outdoorswoman fly-tying workshop

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:18

    OXFORD-Have you always wanted to learn to tie your own flies for your fly fishing adventures? Wondering whether to use a dry fly, wet fly, nymphs, streamers or terrestrials? If so, this is a great opportunity to get started. No experience is necessary. "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" is a Feb. 26 workshop directed toward women, yet provides an opportunity for anyone 18 years or older to learn new outdoor skills, improve existing skills and enhance their appreciation of the outdoors. This workshop slated for the Pequest Trout Hatchery & Natural Resource Education Center here, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is designed for those who have never tried these activities and hope for an opportunity to learn; are beginners who hope to improve their skills; have some outdoor experience and would like to expand their abilities; are excited to meet other outdoor enthusiasts. The workshop is part of the Beyond BOW workshop series sponsored by the Division of Fish and Wildlife. These workshops are designed primarily to provide a welcoming environment in which to learn outdoor skills. Anyone over 18 years of age may participate. The workshops introduce women to a variety of activities equally balanced between hunting and shooting, fishing and non-harvest sports like canoeing, camping, birding and kayaking. This workshop will consist of a morning seminar introducing the equipment and materials used in fly tying, types of flies and tying techniques, and an afternoon of tying flies with the help of volunteer instructors. This workshop is designed for beginners. All materials will be provided and you may keep the flies that you tie. The cost for the day is $40, which includes lunch and morning refreshments. If interested, registration is open now! The deadline to register is Feb. 4. For more information, call 908-735-6826 or visit our website at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/bow000.htm.