FLY FISHING -- Winter is prime time to learn fundamentals of fly fishing before the spring waters warm and the bite is on. Here are two local opportunities:
Jan. 24-25, Begining Fly Tying Course at Silver Bow Fly Shop: Learn to tie six reliable fly patterns that feature techniques that can be applied to tying many other patterns. Instructor: Angela Morgan. Cost: $75, includes tools and materials. classes run 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Pre-register: (509) 924-9998.
March 10-April 28, Spokane Fly Fishers Fly Fishing School: Classes held Thursday evenings in North Spokane along with three Saturday casting classes and two pontoon safety classes. Cost $100for current non-members over 17 years of age, $60.00 for members and spouses of members, as well as for youths between the ages 12-17. To enroll send check made out to Spokane Fly Fishers, along with name, address, phone number, age if youth, and e-mail address to R. Mike Melmoth, 417 E Shore Rd., Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026.