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EXPLORE: Fly Fishing - John Day

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Come experience the joys of fly fishing with the North Fork John Day Watershed Council for an introductory lesson.

While on land, you’ll learn the fly fishing basics including an introduction to fly casting with a fly rod, and techniques and flies used to catch different species. At the end of the lesson, the class will compete in a casting competition to give you a chance to win hand-tied flies for your next fly fishing experience. Once you’ve got the hang of technique on land you’ll be ready to fish the rivers.

For more information about this event, please contact Genevieve Perdue at genevieve@bmlt.org or 541-620-5754.

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Your Host

This event is made possible by the generous support of North Fork John Day Watershed Council.


Suitability: Open to ages 10+.

Difficulty: No experience necessary.

Things to Bring: Sturdy water shoes, hat with brim, sunglasses, sunscreen, and refillable water bottle. Fly fishing gear will be provided.

Earlier Event: August 17
Farm Day at McKinney Farms
Later Event: August 27
Gone Fishin'