Thursday, January 21, 2016

Free Fly-Tying Class

The Phoenicia Library sent out an announcement of some free fishing fun being offered in early February. So even though opening day is still fairly far off, if you are so inclined, you can get gather with other piscatorial enthusiasts to get prepared for the good times ahead. Here is the library's announcement.

Subject: Free fly-tying class - fun with feathers and fur

The Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection at the Phoenicia Library are offering their annual fly tying workshop on Saturday, Feb 13th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Phoenicia Library at 48 Main Street in Phoenicia, NY 12464.

The classes open to all aged 14 or above are free; participants must provide their own equipment. There are a number of vises for youngsters to use. Feathers and hooks will be supplied. Experienced tiers are welcome to sit and tie along. People who wish to come observe this art are welcome.

The fly tying classes are led by local licensed guide, Hank Rope, with assistance from members of Trout Unlimited. Fly tying is a fantastic combination of art, science, history, culture and skill and we will teach you how! Registration is required. Call Hank Rope at 845-254 5904 to register.

Since 1995, the Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection at the Phoenicia Library, has offered workshops, presentations and special events celebrating the rich heritage of Catskill trout fishing and the healthy ecosystem on which it depends. In addition to an extensive collection of books about fishing and fly tying, rods, tackle, historical memorabilia and other resources. For more information on library hours, or to receive annual newsletter, see