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Fly fishing classes, changes and presentations

Fly Fishers offer  fly-tying classes

If you are looking to learn more about fly tying and ultimately about fly fishing, the Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International will be hosting Youth/Adult Fly Tying Classes broken up into four parts – Feb. 17 and 24, March 3 and 10. The classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Reinstein Woods Educational Building, 93 Honorine Dr., Cheektowaga. There is a lab fee of $30 to cover materials. If you have your own vise, bring it along. If not, one will be provided during class. Class size is limited. You may download an application at www.lake-erie-fff.org or call 675-4766.

Fredonia fly-tying/fishing class changes

Alberto Rey of Fredonia, founder and director for the Children in the Stream Youth Fly Fishing Program, sends word that his Tuesday night fly-tying and fly-fishing classes will now be held on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. They will remain in the same location, the Costello Room of the Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia. The classes are available for anyone from age 8 to 108e. The classes are free. For more information contact Rey at 410-7003 or check out www.albertorey.com. There is plenty of room available for additional bodies.

Budny to talk backpacking and fly fishing

If you’ve ever considered combining the activities of backpacking and fly fishing, you might want to check out the next meeting of the Western New York Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Featured speaker will be WNYTU member Jim Budny talking about that very combination through his own personal experiences. The meeting will be held on Jan. 30 at the Donovan Post, Genesee Street, Cheektowaga starting at 7:30 p.m.

Interested fl- tiers can also get there at 6 p.m. for a special tying session. This month’s instruction will be for tying soft hackle partridge wet flies. Be sure to bring black, red, orange and olive thread. You will have a choice on what color to use.

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