Byron Forest Preserve District
Preservation

Education

Recreation

9/24/2019 : Beginning Fly Fishing

Learn the how’s and why’s of fly fishing.  Bob Piros, a fifty-year-plus student of the art and science of fly fishing will teach a two-day class at the Jarrett Prairie Center.  The first class session will cover basic understanding of the rod, reel, line, leader and fly.  Everyone will be practicing casting by the end of this session. In the second class, you will put your knowledge to work by fly fishing for pan fish and bass in forest preserve waters.  Both top-water and sub-surface fishing methods will be demonstrated and practiced. Because the ponds are catch and release only, efficient fish release methods will be demonstrated and practiced. All equipment will be provided.  If you have your own fly fishing equipment, please bring it to the class. We will need your contact information prior to the first class so that we can find out if you are right or left handed and to have you view some basic fly fishing instructional videos. Need to know if the participant is right or left handed and their email/phone number in order to send them pre class instructional videos.

Where :   Jarrett Prairie Center

Time :     6pm.

Fee :  $10 per person

Ages :   12 years and older

Mi/Max :   4/8

Register by September 19th.