Monday, May 12, 2014

Mark your calendar: "Teach kids to fish" workshop is Sunday, June 1!


Okay, folks, this is the clinic we've been talking about:  a free three-hour workshop on techniques that will make us even better at teaching our grandkids and other youngsters how to get started on a life-long love of fishing.  Event details:  Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, Chilson Senior Center.  (It's on Sunday, so you'll need to enter through the rec center) 

This is the first time we've done this, but we've got an expert on the subject leading the workshop: Colorado Howard Horton, Parks & Wildlife Angler Outreach Coordinator.  Whether you’re an experienced angler or can barely stand to touch a worm, if you want to teach kids the basic skills of fishing, please join us.  Howard will give an overview of the Parks & Wildlife Angler Program and then we'll have hands-on time with teaching materials, knot tying, tips, fish identification and Colorado fishing regulations.  We'll even include a section on how to introduce someone to fly fishing.   

We've also invited individuals who volunteer with Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Colorado Youth Outdoors and Loveland and Fort Collins Girl Scouts, whom we'll be helping this summer at day camps at Lon Hagler and Swift Ponds.  If you have a family member who might also benefit from the workshop, bring them along.  

Questions?  Contact Bill Prater, billjohnp@gmail.com

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