The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is offering two free workshops in November. Online registration is required for the workshops, which are open on a first-come, first-served basis.
Nov. 9 – Fly-tying Forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Open to ages 10 and up, but participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The forum provides attendees the opportunity to improve their fly-tying skills. Participants are encouraged to use their own equipment, but limited equipment and materials are available upon request.
Nov. 14 - Nov. 16 – Basic Rod-building Course from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. This three-night course, open to the first 15 registrants ages 16 and older, will cover the basics of building a custom fishing rod. Students will work at their own pace under guidance from staff and volunteers. Each participant will be able to keep their fishing rod and all materials will be provided.
The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located at 7489 Raeford Road in Fayetteville, across from Lake Rim. Commission staff at the Pechmann Center conducts fishing workshops, events and clinics throughout the year. Most programs are free and open to the public. For more information on the Commission’s four wildlife education centers and other activities and events, visit www.ncwildlife.org/learning.