FINDLAY – Anglers interested in learning the art of fly fishing and practicing their skills are invited to attend instructor-led clinics at the Castalia State Fish Hatchery in Erie County, according to the Division of the wildlife from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Clinics are available on a first come, first serve basis on a half mile section of Cold Creek within the hatchery.
Two types of clinics are offered, beginner and intermediate. Beginner programs are for those with little or no fly fishing experience, while intermediate courses are for those who have casting experience or have completed a beginner’s program in fly fishing. the past.
The beginner’s program has 120 places available over three days. Sessions take place on August 27, September 3 and September 10 from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Instructions from Division of Wildlife staff and volunteers focus on understanding the necessary equipment and learning to throw.
Intermediate courses take place on September 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These courses focus on advanced casting techniques and fly tying. About sixty places are available.
Beginner and intermediate course participants can test their newly learned skills fishing for the abundant rainbow trout found at Cold Creek.
Register online for the Wild Ohio Harvest Community at wildohio.gov. The Castalia State Hatchery is located at 7018 Homegardner Road, Castalia.