Fly-tying, casting and knots, March 20 at Johnston Farm

Saturday, March 20 – Fly Tying & Casting Class with Dale Klug of Avery Creek Outfitters and volunteers of Trout Unlimited — including Jack Frisch of Trout Unlimited Pisgah Chapter will team up for a fly-tying and casting class on March 20 at the historic Johnston Farm Museum and Heritage Education Center.

Dale Klug is a fly fisherman with 40 years of experience, and his business, Avery Creek Outfitters, is a fly fishing guide service that provides instruction and guided wade trips (

The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited serves Henderson, Transylvania and Polk counties. President Kiki Matthews says the chapter “is always very interested in helping new anglers learn basic fly fishing techniques so that they can feel both comfortable and self-sufficient when they go out on the local trout streams. It is my understanding that this class will focus on the basics of fly casting & tying.  Our volunteers will be there to assist students with learning and practicing techniques for the three most basic casts used in fly fishing as well as exposing them to some other basic tips on the water. The mission of the Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited is:  ‘Conserve, protect, and restore coldwater fisheries and their watersheds in the Western North Carolina region.’” (

The class will be held at Historic Johnson Farm Museum & Heritage Education Center, 3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC 28791. Phone 891-6585.

This class is suitable for beginners as well as more competent anglers who may come and learn new techniques. The class is suitable for ages 10-80.  Fees are: $10 Adults, $5 Students ages 10 and older.  The class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is recommended but walk-ins are welcome. The class is limited to 25 people. Equipment is provided. Phone 828-891-6585 to pre-register.

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Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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