Fly fishing is a very cool experience and this spring, classes are available for youth-adult pairs in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that a youth paired with an adult can join other youth-adult pairs to learn the basics of fly fishing from experienced instructors over the course of a spring weekend from Friday evening, April 26, to Sunday afternoon, April 28, near Lanesboro, Minnesota.  Lanesboro is about 4 hours south of Duluth.

To participate, youth must be 11 to 17 years old as of April 26, and both the adult and the youth must each have less than five hours of fly-fishing experience.

All the basics will be covered, including how to tie knots used for fishing, how to use and care for their equipment, what fish need to survive and how to help protect fishing for future generations.

The registration fee is $130 per pair and includes meals, lodging, guiding services, equipment and additional materials.

Contact Linda Radimecky at linda.radimecky@state.mn.us or 651-231-6968 for more information and to get enrolled.  This opportunity is limited to the first 20 youth-adults pairs.