MDC to offer beginning fly tying clinic near Rolla Feb. 27

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ROLLA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free workshop on the basics of fly tying, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Feb. 27, at Marguerite Bray Conservation Area, 14220 Bridge School Road near Rolla.

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 for the duration of the class.

This free workshop will focus on teaching participants terminology, equipment, materials, and types of flies. Participants will tie their own flies in this hands-on class.

“Come participate in this free basic fly tying class to enhance your fishing skillset,” said MDC Outdoor Educator Travis Mills. “It’s a great feeling to catch a fish with a fly that you have tied on your own!”

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.

MDC will provide all necessary equipment, but participants should bring reading glasses if they use them and a pen or pencil to take notes, if desired.

Participants must preregister for this free workshop at the following link: For more information about this event, contact Mills at (573) 368-2590, ext. 1586. Or  Learn more about Discover Nature – Fishing programs at