Kiap-TU-Wish Fly Fishing ClinicConservation and fly fishing for the public through education.
Teaching Conservation Through Fly Fishing
The Kiap-TU-Wish Chapter of Trout Unlimited hosts a periodic free fly fishing clinic for individuals aged 12 and above at Glen Park, on the Kinnickinnic River in River Falls. All levels of experience are encouraged to attend.
We team with the City of River Falls to bring conservation and fly fishing to the public through education.
Kiap-TU-Wish members provided a loaner rods, reels, and line if requested. Typically there are ten or more people from TU to train and assist. Participants are asked to bring their own equipment (if they have it), along with bug repellent, hat, jacket and rain gear.
The last few years was a great success and very appreciated by the attendees. It happened because of great volunteerism from our chapter members. The following agenda items are typical of what goes on at our clinic:
• Basic fly fishing introduction
• What trout eat: a brief course in entomology
• Rods, Rigging, and Flies
• Lunch and mentoring discussions
• Introduction to fly casting
• One-on-one fly casting instruction
• Fishing for trout on the Kinnickinnic with mentoring