Registration opened March 4 online for a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Intermediate Fly-Fishing Weekend on May 3 through 5, 2013, at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole, N.H. Participants should have some fly-fishing experience. Applications may only be submitted by mail.
The course will cover the finer points of casting, such as accuracy, timing and shooting the line; reading the water and then picking a proper fly and knowing how to cast it; what to do when you catch a fish – playing and releasing; and angling ethics. Participants will have the opportunity to fish both still and moving water. Attendees must supply their own rod and reel. A fishing license is not required during scheduled class time.
The event begins with registration on the evening of Friday, May 3, and concludes at 2 PM on Sunday, May 5. The cost for the weekend is $295, which includes all meals, lodging, instruction and materials.
Participants will stay in Rochambeau Lodge (two persons per room) at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole, NH. Linens will be provided; baths are shared. Meals will be served family-style in the lodge dining room, with bag lunches provided for the two days afield.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman programs in New Hampshire are co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation.