Introduction to Fly Fishing in Lewisville Texas – Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area

| November 14, 2013

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Learn the art of fly fishing—November 16, 2013, at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA)

Join the Dallas Fly Fishers from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 16 for an introduction to fly fishing. Learn to cast, tie basic fly fishing knots, tie flies and discuss the various types of flies, reviewequipment, learn about aquatic ecosystem health, and more. Participants will learn all the basics of fly fishing in preparation for a fishing day, which will be scheduled at a later date with those who are interested.

Participants will need: warm clothing, eye protection (glasses), a hat, sun protection, a lunch, and drinking water. All other equipment is provided. There is a $5 facility fee for use of the pavilion and a $5 per person admission fee to enter LLELA ($10/person total). The class is open to anyone age 12 yearsand up. Please contact Richard Johnson, Training Coordinator for the Dallas Fly Fishers, at 469-877-0695 to register. The class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

The skills taught will satisfy the requirements for the Boy Scouts of America Fly Fishing Merit Badge, and all participants will receive the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Basic Fly Fishing Certificate.

Dallas Fly Fishers (DFF) is a non-profit club of about 150 members that has been active in the Dallas Area since 1972. DFF sponsors education and conservation events for the public, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other youth groups. Fly fishing classes are instructed by club members who have years of fly fishing experience and are experts in the skills that they teach.

The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area is 2,000 acres of prairies, forests, and wetlands managed as a wildlife preserve by a group of agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the University of North Texas, the City of Lewisville, Lewisville ISD, and Texas A & M University. Our mission is to preserve and restore our native ecosystems and to provide and promote environmental education and scientific research. Learn more at www.ias.unt.edu/llela or by calling 972-219-3930.

Bill Hodges
President of the Fort Worth Fly Fishers
817-528-1157

http://www.fortworthflyfishers.org/wb/pages/home.php

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