Fly Fishing Basics

Join Phill Hollinger, Darke County Parks’ fly fishing expert, on Saturday, June 18th at 1pm at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center to learn the basics of fly fishing. Participants will discuss technique, flies (where and when to use them), where to fly fish locally, and more. After covering the basics, students will look into other supplies one may need, or desire, to make this sport their own. Phill has been fly fishing since 2002 when a friend got him “hooked”. Since then, he has fly fished in Colorado, Tennessee, Michigan, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Alaska, and Ohio. One of Phill’s favorite aspects of the sport is the scenery. Space is very limited due to supplies, so sign up soon! A $5 fee for materials will be charged for this program, and preregistration is required.  

For questions about this program or any other program offered by the Darke County Parks or to register for Fly Fishing Basics, please stop by the nature center, or call (937) 548-0165.

Photo Caption:  Casting an almost weightless lure requires a vastly different technique than casting a traditional bobber and hook style lure.