Wednesday March 21, 2012 was our first fly tying class at the Clarksburg VA. The class marks the first time the Clarksburg VA’s PHW group has come together to “Heal those who serve” through fly fishing. We started the class off with the ever popular Black Woolly Bugger and a basic instruction on the tools and material used in tying one. With flies like these and the weather we have been having there will be some fish caught very soon!
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin sent a letter to the director of the National Park Service Friday asking the reconnaissance study he originally sought in connection with a proposed national park in a section of West Virginia ended.
You can read Senator Manchin’s letter HERE
The weather may not feel like it but its the heart of winter and there are many things that can be done if you cannot find yourself on a stream. Tying flies and filling fly boxes, searching for those pin hole leaks to patch in your waders, and cleaning your gear. Here is a good video on how to clean and maintain you fly line.
When: May 18-20, 2012
Where: Thornwood 4-H Camp, Thornwood, West Virginia
Every year, WVCTU hosts a Fly Fishing School at Thornwood 4-H Camp near Thornwood, West Virginia along the banks of the East Fork of the Greenbrier River. Expert instructors teach the basic skills you need to enjoy this sport in just one weekend. Class size is limited to preserve the quality of instruction, so fill out the registration form and send it in as soon as possible. (Click here to see photos from past WVCTU Fly Fishing Schools).
The 2012 Program Agenda can be downloaded by clicking here.
Facts about the Fly Fishing School can be downloaded by clicking here.
The Pocahontas Times did a great article from the school last year – Click HERE for article and more pictures.
The FFFT 2012 will be coming to WV! Brought to you by the West Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited the show will be Saturday April, 7th 2012 @ the Labelle Theater in South Charleston (directions here).
Tickets are $15 at the door, but will be $12 if purchased before the show at the Evergreen Fly Fishing Co. (304) 566-7361
Doors open at 5:30 and the show starts at 6:00pm.
See trailers and more info for Film Tour HERE – Fly Fishing Film Tour 2012