Angling workshop offered to refine trout-fishing skills

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September 15th, 2008

Angling workshop offered to refine trout-fishing skills
A unique fishing program for anglers wishing to refine their trout-fishing skills or who simply want to learn new fishing techniques is being offered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department in conjunction with the White Mountains Fly Fishing Club.

The public is invited to join fishing specialists at Becker Lake on Saturday, Oct. 4, for the inaugural Camp Trout workshop. The 3 ½-hour program will feature one-on-one instruction on the use of lures and artificial flies to improve angling success.

“Participants will be able to choose from and rotate between a slate of learning activities, each led by an experienced instructor,” says Bruce Sitko, spokesman in the department’s Pinetop regional office. “There will be two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with a 20-person limit per session. So don’t delay in signing up.”

Training will be offered in fly-fishing techniques, proper use of trout lures and presentation, use of casting bubbles with flies, and trolling techniques. There will be demonstrations on fly tying and methods of cooking and smoking fish. Resource materials and handouts will be provided, as well.

“Attendees are encouraged to bring their own equipment, but we’ll have plenty of specialized gear for folks to try out,” adds Sitko. “This program is about hands-on learning, asking questions and being with others who are also interested in fishing in Arizona.”

The program cost is $10, and interested parties must pre-register through the Pinetop office. Becker Lake is located adjacent to Springerville in the White Mountains, immediately south of U.S. Highway 60. For more information on the workshop, call the Pinetop office at (928) 367-4281.

One Response to “Angling workshop offered to refine trout-fishing skills”

  1. By any chances are there any classes on trout trolling as well or just for the bank fishermen?

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