MDC to host two fly tying clinics in northeast Missouri this winter

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer two free workshops on the basics of fly tying this winter:

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.

These workshops will focus on teaching the equipment and skills needed for tying flies.  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.

“Ring in 2020 by learning a new skill,” said MDC Angler Recruitment Technician Tony Messina. “These workshops 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.”

Participants should bring reading glasses if they require them, and a curiosity for tying flies. All other equipment and supplies will be provided.

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