MDC offers free fly-tying workshop April 2 at Runge Nature Center

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free workshop on the basics of fly tying on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City. The workshop will provide the tools and expert coaching to use specialized tools to create fly-fishing flies. Registration is required and participants will keep the flies they tie.

MDC invites participants ages 10 years and older to attend the workshop. Participants younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult who is also registered for the program. Participants should bring reading glasses if they require them and a curiosity for tying flies. MDC will provide all other equipment and supplies.

Register online for the Basic Fly Tying program at

For more information on the program, contact MDC Conservation Educator Jenna Stiek at 573- 815-7900 ext. 2886, or

For more information on Runge Nature Center, visit MDC online at

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