Learn how to fly fish

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Written by student Intern Pamela Miller-Sheets

Discover the world of fly-fishing on campus, free and open to the public
The Marion Campus Office of Student Activities Outdoor Pursuits Department invites the campus community and the public to come out and try their hand at casting a fly. A free fly-fishing clinic will be held on the Marion campus during Springfest Saturday, May 21, noon to 3:30 p.m.

Dave Roush of Whetstone Flyfishing Outfitters, in association with the Mohican Fly Fishers of Ohio, will be providing the instruction and the equipment. There will also be a “make your own fly workshop.”

Fly-fishing is a method of fishing in which an artificial fly on a hook is used to catch fish. Casting a nearly weightless fly or lure requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of casting. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel, and specialized weighted line.

Marion Campus Director of Student Activities, Dave Beckel feels fly-fishing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, to experience places less trampled, and provide an antidote to the noise, confusion, computers, and hectic pace of everyday life.

“Fly-fishing is a relaxing sport and fun for the whole family” said Beckel.