Glendalough hosts fly-fishing weekend [UPDATED]Published 9:35am Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Updated 11:45am Tuesday, June 11, 2013
A fly rod whips back and forth, depositing a home-spun lure above the gaping mouth of a large-mouth bass – the perfect cast, and it could be yours.
On the weekend of June 14-15, Glendalough will host a Minnaqua course on the art of fly-fishing. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14, learn how to tie flies – truly functional little pieces of art — and put them to the test at the Fly- fishing Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.
Learn the basics of fly fishing, practice knot tying and casting, then test your new skills on pristine Annie Battle Lake, a unique Heritage Fishery which abounds with large panfish. All equipment is provided. The program is free, but a state park
vehicle permit ($5 for a one-day permit or $25 for a year-round permit) is required to enter all Minnesota state parks.
Bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and a bag lunch. A
fishing license is required only if you are not a Minnesota resident. Participants must be at least eight years old.
Space is limited so call the park at 218-864-0110 to register.