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Fly Fishing Clinic for Beginners
May 28 | @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
One event on May 29, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on July 9, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on July 10, 2022 at 10:00 am
This two-day class will cover the basics of fly fishing, including demonstrations and instruction for various fly casts and instruction on fly selection based on target species. The classroom session will last from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and after that, class will move outside to the canal for the hands-on portion of the class. Sunday’s class will be on the Manistee River below Tippy Dam. Weather conditions will dictate all outdoor activities, and activities may be moved indoors. The Tuesday prior to the class, we will have a Zoom meeting to go over gear and how to rig (a link will be sent out to all students the Monday prior).
Cost for the class is $40. Participation is limited to 20 students.
To register for this class, go to Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses and click on the “Purchase a license” button. Sign in (using either a username and password or your ID and birthdate), and find the class under the Outdoor Skills Academy tab.
For more information contact Edward Shaw at 231-779-1321 or ShawE@Michigan.gov.
Please note cancellation policy:
- Cancellations made any time after processing this reservation until the close of business two weeks prior to your scheduled arrival date will incur a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel after the two-week deadline, no refund will be issued. Students are entitled to any of the materials purchased for the class after the two-week deadline, except materials that have a shelf life.
- To receive a refund, you must email ShawE@Michigan.gov with the following in the subject line: “Refund [class name].” A phone call or voice message will not be considered notification. You must email ShawE@Michigan.gov.
- You may not switch classes without canceling and reregistering for another class date.
A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Mitchell State Park.
This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more at Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.
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