Learn how to make feathered insect imitations that will fool fish

Fly tying – the art, skill and passion of tying feathers, fur, thread and other materials to a small hook in a way that mimics something that fish naturally eat – will be taught by some of the area’s best fly tanners on Wednesdays and Thursdays through mid-March.

Veterans from the Schuylkill County Chapter of Trout Unlimited will lead a Thursday night program at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse near Pine Grove.

The program will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on January 6 and 13, February 3 and 10, and March 3 and 10.

All assembly material will be provided for the lessons, which are free but limited to 25 students.

For more information and to register, call 570-573-7076 to pre-register.

The Carlisle Fish and Game Association, Carlisle, will be hosting free classes at 7 p.m. on Fridays from January 7 to March 11.

These courses will be taught on January 7, Bobby Clouser; January 14, Jacob Gilliland; January 21, Tom Livingston; January 28, Ken Okorn; February 4, Herman Makosky; February 11, Alex Kolivras; February 18, Brian Shumaker; February 25, Dusty Wismuth; March 4, Matt Knaub; and on March 11, Don Holbrook.

For more information call 717-582-4094 or email [email protected]

Contact Marcus Schneck at [email protected].