MDC hosts beginner fly tying clinic at Runge Conservation Nature Center Jan. 18

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free workshop on the basics of fly tying, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Jan. 18, at the Runge Conservation Nature Center, 330 Commerce Drive in Jefferson City.

MDC invites anyone age 12 and older to register for this free clinic. Participants younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

This workshop will cover how to tie 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 shake off the winter blues and enjoy the art of fishing by preparing gear for spring excursions.

“Winter is the perfect time to begin stocking your tackle boxes,” said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Justin McGuire. “This is a great opportunity to learn an art that will make catching fish even more fun.”

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 visiting this website:

For more information about this event, contact McGuire at, or 573-815-7901, ext. 2866. Find more information about Discover Nature – Fishing programs at