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Free Winter Fishing Clinics

Join one of these fishing clinics that are open to people of all ages and levels of experience, including those who are completely new to fishing! 

ice fishing

Participants will learn about fishing regulations and techniques, fish identification, ice safety and more! Equipment will be provided, but participants should dress for the weather (and walking on ice) as the program will take place outside. Consider bringing something warm to drink and a bucket or a chair to rest on, too. Programs last 2.5 to 3 hours. Registration is required for all programs.

For more information, call 802-505-5562 or email letsgofishing@vermont.govLocation details will be given upon registering.

Check back frequently as more programs will be added as ice conditions develop.

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Introduction to Fly Tying

Learn the basics of fly tying in this fun, hands-on course! Course topics will include terminology, tools and basic fly patterns. This course is part of partnership between the Mad Dog Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Vermont Fish & Wildlife. All the tools and materials will be supplied for the course, but attendees can bring their own tools.
There is a $30 fee for materials payable to Mad Dog Trout Unlimited on the first night of the course.

Thursday Evenings: February 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2024
1 National Life Drive, Dewey Building, Montpelier VT 05620
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Intermediate Fly Tying

The next step after the beginning fly-tying course. Course participants will learn additional fly-tying techniques to enhance their skills. Participants will be expected to know basic terminology and skills. This course is part of partnership between the Mad Dog Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Vermont Fish & Wildlife. All the tools and materials will be supplied for the course, but attendees can bring their own tools. There is a $30 fee for materials payable to Mad Dog Trout Unlimited on the first night of the course.

Thursdays March 14, 21, 28, and April 4, 2024
1 National Life Drive, Dewey Building, Montpelier VT 05620
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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