MDC hosts basic fly tying clinic in Kirksville on April 1

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free workshop on the basics of fly tying, 1 – 5 p.m., April 1, at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 South Baltimore Road in Kirksville.

MDC invites anyone age 12 and older to register for this free clinic that will cover how to tie three basic flies using specialized equipment, and how to present the various flies to improve the chances of catching fish with them. MDC will provide all necessary equipment, but participants should bring reading glasses if they use them.

Learning to tie flies offers Missourians a way to enjoy the art of fishing by preparing gear for spring fishing trips.

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

Seating is limited for this workshop and participants must preregister by March 31 by calling the MDC office in Hannibal at (573) 248-2530. For more information on Discover Nature Fishing programs, visit