KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Due to winter weather warnings in effect across the region this weekend, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has postponed its beginner fly tying clinic in Kirksville. Originally scheduled to take place tomorrow, the event will be moved to Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The free workshop on the basics of fly tying, will still take place at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, located at 3500 S. Baltimore St. in Kirksville.
“While fly tying is a great indoor activity for cold winter days when snow is falling outside, safety is always most important,” said MDC Angler Recruitment Technician Chelsea Clever. “With active storm warnings in place across the region, we’ve decided to reschedule this event to ensure everyone has an opportunity to enjoy learning about fly tying in a safe environment. This means the registration deadline has also been extended. So, if you’re interested in attending the workshop on March 2, follow the new event registration link, and sign up by March 1.”
To register for the workshop on March 2, visit mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/165546. Those who had already registered for the event on the original date will be automatically signed up for the new date. If unable to attend on the new date, please contact Clever at Chelsea.Clever@mdc.mo.gov, or (573) 248-2530, ext. 6377.
MDC invites anyone age 10 and older to register for this free clinic. Participants younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class.
This workshop will focus on teaching participants the equipment and skills needed for tying flies. Later in the class, participants will learn how to tie three flies that can be used in warm waters of northeast Missouri, as well as cool trout streams.
“This class is a great opportunity for those that have been curious about tying flies but have been afraid to purchase equipment and supplies prior to using them,” said Clever. “This class is a good way to get to know what to purchase when you decide to tie more than a handful of flies. Fly tying is a great winter activity that allows families to bond while also preparing for spring fishing.”
Participants need to bring reading glasses if they require them, and a curiosity for tying flies. All equipment and supplies will be provided. Fishing is a great way for everyone to have fun outdoors, learn about conservation, and make lasting memories together. Discover Nature – Fishing programs help Missourians gain the skills and confidence to enjoy fishing opportunities on their own. Learn more about Discover Nature – Fishing programs at short.mdc.mo.gov/Z4y.