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Learn the ‘Science Behind’ fly-fishing

Are you an angler? Do you have a the passion and patience to bag that trophy? Have you ever wondered why fish and insects behave the way they do? Join Walking Mountains Science Center for “The Science Behind Fly-Fishing” on Wednesday.

John Packer, owner of Fly Fishing Outfitters in Avon, will share his love and appreciation for the science of fly-fishing. At the presentation, he will talk about both the natural and technological elements of the sport. Water conditions, habitat, insects and the native and non-native fish species will be some of the main topics covered. Learn how clean water plays a role in the environment needed for trout to survive and thrive and get introduced to space age polymers and composites that go into the equipment. Get your hands on fishing information that will give you an edge. The evening also includes a hands-on fly-casting clinic.

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 and a Walking Mountains educator.

Classes are held once a month at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.

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