MDC to host beginner fly tying clinic in Moberly March 14

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MOBERLY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free workshop on the basics of fly tying this Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., at the James Youth Center, 220 Rothwell Park Road in Moberly.

This workshop will focus on teaching the equipment and skills needed for tying flies. Participants will learn how to tie flies in a classroom setting, though this is not a fishing event. Participants will learn how to tie three types of flies that can be used in warm waters of northeast Missouri, as well as cool trout streams.

“Learn the basics of fly tying and you can catch panfish, bass, and of course, trout on your own flies,” said MDC Angler Recruitment Technician Tony Messina. “This workshop will provide the tools and expert coaching to use specialized tools to create your own fly fishing flies and you will keep the flies you tie.”

MDC invites participants ages 10 years and older to attend these workshops. Participants younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the program.

Participants should bring reading glasses if they require them, snacks or a lunch, and a curiosity for tying flies. MDC will provide all other equipment and supplies.

Fishing is a great way for everyone to have fun outdoors, learn about conservation, and make lasting memories in nature. Discover Nature – Fishing programs help Missourians gain the skills and confidence to enjoy fishing opportunities on their own.

For more information, contact MDC Angler Recruitment Technician Tony Messina at (573) 248-2530, or Learn more about Discover Nature – Fishing programs at