Fly tying workshops planned
Phoenicia — The Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection at the Phoenicia Library will be offering fly tying workshops this winter. The purpose of these workshops is to pass on the art and the history of fly tying, specifically the angling heritage of the Esopus Creek and Phoenicia.
The workshops will be held on Saturdays starting February 21 and continue until March 28. The first class will be an introduction to basic fly tying. The subsequent workshops will build on these skills and teach tying wet and dry flies and streamers.
All workshops will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Phoenicia Fish and Game on Route 28. Bring your lunch. The classes are open to all ages 14 or above and are free, although donations to the library are encouraged. No experience is necessary, but participants must provide their own equipment (vise, scissors, hackle pliers, bobbin and some 6/0 black or brown thread). Feathers and hooks will be supplied.
Call Hank Rope at 254-5904 if you would like more information or to register. Size is limited and registration is required for all sessions.