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Learn about fly fishing at Wednesday’s Avon event

Learn how to tie your own fly at the Science Behind event at Walking Mountains Science Center's upcoming event.
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What: Science Behind Fly Tying.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon.

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Cost: $5 donation suggested.

More information: RSVP at 970-827-9725.

AVON — Are you getting excited for another beautiful Colorado summer? Now is the perfect time to get out your fishing gear and tie up some flies so you are ready as the spring melt flows into the river. Learn about river recreation opportunities throughout Eagle County and learn how to tie flies to get more fish in the net at an event being held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.

As we transition from winter to summer, many of us follow the melting snow from the ski slopes as it trickles into the rivers. Fly fishing is a popular pastime in Colorado, and there is a lot to think about before you venture out on the river. The art of fly fishing is to trick the fish you are trying to catch by looking like what they are trying to eat. Join us to learn how to choose a fishing spot, pick the right fly and even tie your own fly to bring home with you. Two guest presenters will bring a wide variety of knowledge and experience to help you enjoy our local rivers this summer. Jessica Foulis works for American Rivers as the Eagle River Blue Trail Coordinator. A Blue Trail is a community effort to protect river corridors for conservation and family friendly recreation. Foulis is working with partners in Eagle County to protect the Eagle and Upper Colorado River corridors and improve river recreation access. Brian Bloess is on the board of the Eagle Valley chapter of Trout Unlimited. The mission of Trout Unlimited is “to conserve, protect and restore Colorado’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.” Bloess is an avid angler who ties most of his own flies. He will walk through the steps as participants practice tying their own flies.

The event is for any and all anglers, even those completely new to the sport. Call Walking Mountains to join this program on a topic that has a great impact on our water resources in the West. The Science Behind series of classes highlights useful and fun skills that have underlying scientific principles. Each class provides a hands-on, interactive component with instruction from a local subject matter expert. Classes are held once a month at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.

Space and materials are limited; participants must call Walking Mountains Science Center at 970-827-9725 to RSVP. A $5 donation is suggested.

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