Fly fishing enthusiasts take class to better understand the hobby

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — To keep beginners prepared for the upcoming spring fishing season, Nebraska Game and Parks offered fly tying classes to prepare future fly fishers for Nebraska waters.

The class taught around 20 individuals how to make five different types of fly fishing bait from scratch. Experts from Cornhusker Fly Fishers joined in the fun walking around the classroom offering advice.

Nebraska Game and Parks employee Larry Pape said the lesson was a perfect way to get into the pastime.

“Fly fishing can be anything you want it to be,” he said. “For people like me, it’s just another aesthetic thing to do.”

Pape said Nebraska towns and cities have some of the best spots for fly fishing, noting Holmes Lake as a popular destination.

“You have access to beautiful shorelines that have been stocked by Game and Parks for fishing and fly fishing,” he said.

The bait created in Sunday’s class will allow participants to ease into fly fishing without any trouble, but Pape said if they needed any help to look for a fellow angler.

“We like to give them plenty of connections and the confidence to attempt it again,” he said.

Pape said getting people into the hobby helps fund fishing in Nebraska as money from fishing licenses goes into the Game and Parks budget.

To purchase or renew a license visit a Game and Parks affiliate store or their website.


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