Last weekend we braved the windy weather in hopes of learning the in’s and out’s of fly fishing. Our instructor, Mike Mouradian of Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited, educated four separate classes on casting, knot tying, fly identification, and entomology; along with the help of experienced instructors from AATU, and Colton Bay Outfitters. The lessons were held in beautiful Lillie Park North of Pittsfield Township, just off of Platt Road. Lillie Park is an old abandoned gravel quarry that has been transformed in recent years, into a stunning retreat from urban life.
The lessons were comprised of informative lectures, and hand’s on activities; classes were set up in categories such as Family, Women’s, and General to better suit the needs of the participants. Thanks to all of the aspiring Anglers for coming out last weekend, and to the dedicated instructors for contributing their time and knowledge of the sport so that participants could get the essentials that foster correct fly fishing.
The Fly Fishing Lessons are one of our many Summer Recreation Events this year. Upcoming events include:
Birding, Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 AM– 9:30 AM (Free, all ages. No registration required)
- Paddle Trip, Saturday, June 15, at 10 AM (Registration is required here)
- Single Fly Tournament, June 15, at 10 AM (Registration is required here)
For more information on these events and more click HERE.