Fly fishers of all skill levels will have two opportunities to expand their knowledge in the upcoming weeks.

On Feb. 21 the Blue Mountain Flycasters will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a special presentation by fly fishing author and editor Dave Hughes.

Hughes will lecture on stream entomology, matching the hatch and casting. Reservations are requested and more details can be found at

Then, on Feb. 28, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a fly tying workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in Pendleton.

The workshop is for anyone 14 years or older and costs $30, which includes a lunch.

Space is limited to 15 participants and registration is required prior to the date of the workshop.

The course will cover the basics of tying wet and dry flies, use of tools and equipment, terminology, how and what trout eat and aquatic insect life stages and the fly patterns that represent them.

Participants will learn to tie flies such as the Wooly Bugger, Elk Hair Caddis, Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear and other basic trout flies.

"The workshop is designed for beginners, but all skill levels are welcome," event coordinator Mary Hoverson said.

For more information or to register for the workshop contact Hoverson at 962-1826.


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