Riverways hosts fly fishing clinics

Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) will host a series of one-day workshops about the basics of fly fishing on July 22 and Aug. 19 at the Akers Visitor Center.

These free workshops are limited to 10 participants for each date, and reservations are required.

Park ranger Mark Van Patten will demonstrate various fly rod casting techniques, proper catch and release techniques, and strategies for fly presentation. 

Park ranger Mark Van Patten demonstrates how to tie a fly.

Instruction will also include lessons on aquatic entomology (fish food), recommended equipment, reading the water, and understanding flies.

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