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Riversmith Casting Clinic

Each April, we hold our Riversmith Fly Casting Clinic (named after Jeff Smith, who was the driving force behind it for many years). The clinic is free and available to anyone interested in learning how to cast a fly. Beginners are especially encouraged to attend. Loaner rods will be available for those who do not own their own equipment.

Our 2017 clinic  begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, at H.M. Zander Community Nature Park in Cross Plains. You can also check out the event’s Facebook page. The recent rains haven’t scared us off and we hope to see you there!!

You can learn about fly-fishing equipment and casting, aquatic entomology, reading the water to find trout, and Tenkara fly fishing. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone 6 years of age and older to get involved in our sport. These 2-3 hours would cost a bundle from a private guide! Let any friend, relative or neighbor know about this valuable once a year event.

Kid activity postponed: the “mini stream ecologist” activity for kids has been postponed to a later date. Watch for updates on it. 

 

You can help! The more experienced casters and fishers we have on hand, the more we can provide individual assistance to attendees. Bring a friend who could use a lesson, and stick around to help.

SWTU Riversmith Casting Clinic 2016 (reading the water)
SWTU Riversmith Casting Clinic 2016 (reading the water)
SWTU Riversmith Casting Clinic 2016 (insect study)
SWTU Riversmith Casting Clinic 2016 (insect study)