A series of 'Learn Fly Fishing' classes will be offered to anyone interested from the Tri-State area. Ohio Valley Outdoors Magazine and local fly fisherman Craig Wetzel will present basic fly fishing instruction, in three sessions, on March 28, April 4 and 11 in East Liverpool, Ohio. Wetzel, a master fly fisher and well-known artist from East Liverpool, will instruct the classes.
The classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays at the East Liverpool Area Community and Learning Center (located at the Trinity Presbyterian Church at 110 Maine Boulevard in East Liverpool). The facility is located near East Liverpool Junior/Senior High School.
The cost is $45 per person and must be paid in advance. The six hours (minimum) of instruction will cover; needed equipment, fly casting instruction, flies, different techniques, finding fish and more. There will be prize drawings from local sponsors at the end of the three sessions for everyone who completes the series. A portion of the fee will be donated to the East Liverpool Area Community and Learning Center (ELACLC) so they may continue to offer their facilities, programs and opportunities to area residents.
Local master fly fisherman Craig Wetzel (shown at Middle Beaver Creek) will present basic fly fishing instruction, ‘Learn Fly Fishing’, in three sessions on March 28, April 4 and 11 in East Liverpool, Ohio. Photo by Larry Claypool
"This series will be great for someone wanting to learn basic fly fishing techniques, 'fly fishing 101' if you will, or practice new techniques with someone who's very experienced in fishing local streams," said OVO Publisher/Editor Larry Claypool. "One of the best fly fishing streams in this region is Middle Beaver Creek, and Craig knows those waters as well as anyone."
The class size is limited, so register soon. Call the Ohio Valley Outdoors Magazine office at 330-385-2243 to register.
The ELACLC is the operating wing of The HHH Foundation, and is a 501c3 non-profit charitable corporation. The Center offers several events, programs and opportunities to promote and encourage public interest in education, entertainment, recreation and socialization to benefit residents. For additional information about the Center, call 330-303-2110.
The classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays at the East Liverpool Area Community and Learning Center (located at the Trinity Presbyterian Church at 110 Maine Boulevard in East Liverpool).