This past weekend, HRWC partnered with Mike Mouradian of Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited (AATU) to teach four exciting, hands-on, and informative fly fishing lessons. The sky was sunny and blue over Gallup Park, but the thirty mile per hour winds made for quite a fly-casting adventure for many of our beginners. The weekend started off with an ambitious group of parents and children in the family class Saturday morning. Eagerness to learn the art of fly fishing continued through both of our women’s classes, and finally the general class.  Participants learned to set up their fly rods, to fly cast many different ways on the lawn, to tie the most important knots, and at the end of each class, participants applied their new knowledge and fly fished along the Huron River! In addition, Mike taught an introduction on the history of fly fishing, the life cycle and metamorphosis of flies, and where and how to find the best fly fishing spots! It was weekend full of valuable information and memorable experiences on the river. We hope that you will consider joining us for next summer’s fly fishing lessons!

Our thanks to Ann Arbor Trout Unlimited, Ann Arbor State Bank, and Trader Joe’s for sponsoring this event. And thanks to our many volunteers for coming out including folks from Colton Bay Outfitters, Dardevle Detroit Fishing Lures, and AATU.