Learn to Fly Fish with Pemi Trout Unlimited and the SLA

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Squam Lakes Association headquarters, located at 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness. Click Here for a Google Map.

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 people. Registrants signed up after all slots have been filled will be placed on a waiting list and informed if there is an opening. Please register by Friday, May 14th. Click here to register.

This Week's Program:

Fly fishing is a great way to get outdoors and connect with local lakes, rivers and streams. Have you always wanted to learn a little more and see if fly fishing is for you? Join Mike, a Lakes Region Conservation Corps member, and Dick, from Pemigewasset Trout Unlimited for an introduction to the sport. This program is aimed at giving beginners an overview of fly fishing. This includes parts of the rod and other gear, casting techniques, etiquette, fish and their behaviors as well as several other topics. This may be the program that gets you hooked!

*Note we will not actually be fishing during this program so there is no need to have a fishing license to attend*

The following COVID-19 precautions will be enforced:

  • No participating if you are feeling ill (fever, cough, excessive fatigue, loss of taste or smell, or any other unexplained respiratory symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19)
  • Facial coverings / masks must cover nose and mouth at all times
  • No sharing of rods or other materials between groups unless properly disinfected between uses
  • Attendees from different groups must remain at least 6 feet apart
  • Program will be limited to 10 attendees and 2 leaders, totaling a maximum of 12 people

Audience: All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Materials: Water & food, a face mask, fly fishing rod (rods can be provided upon request), outdoor clothing,and note taking materials (if desired).

This Week's Presenters: 

 Hi there, I’m Mike and LRCC member serving at the SLA. I am originally from the seacoast of New Hampshire. I just graduated from Plymouth State University with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy. Joining the SLA is my first step into the professional world and I am excited to live, learn and serve on Squam Lake.

Dick is a retired environmental scientist who is currently President of the Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited and a volunteer fly-fishing instructor for the NH Department of Fish and Game.  He has been a fly fisherman, fly-tyer, and rod builder for over 50 years, traveling in search of trout and salmon throughout the Northeast as well as to other well-known fly-fishing destinations such as Alaska, Montana, Labrador, and Patagonia.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about LRCC.

 

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