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Wed., Feb. 2, 2011, 7:35 a.m.

Scholarship available for youth fly-fishing academy

A teenage fly fisher in action at a northeastern Washington fly-fishing lake. (Rich Landers)
A teenage fly fisher in action at a northeastern Washington fly-fishing lake. (Rich Landers)

FLY-FISHING -- The Spokane Fly Fishers area offering to sponsor a youth, 12-16 years old, at the 2011 Northwest Y outh Conservation & Fly Fishing Academy, set th is year for June 19-25 at Hicks Lake near Lacey, Wash.

The $275 sponsorship covers the academy, food and lodging, but the student is reponsible for transportation.
 
The academy is organized for boys and girls by the Washington Council of Trout Unlimited and the Washington State Federation of Fly Fishers. Classes include fly casting, fly tying, knot tying, reading water, safety, macroinvertebrate sampling, and fly fishing.
 
Applications for the Spokane Fly Fisher's sponsorship are not due until April 15, but now's the time to get on the stick: the application requires a teacher's recommendation.
 
Contact: Mike Keegan 455-4433 or Dan Ferguson 325-8885.



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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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