Learn to cast a rod at Fly Fishing 101 lesson

Friday, June 3 at 7 p.m. — GRANVILLE, N.Y. — For First Friday, June 3, the Slate Valley Museum offers Fly Fishing 101, a lesson on how to cast a rod, from 7 to 9 p.m. Fishy crafts will be available for the kids.

“We’re excited to host a fishing lesson on the river in the same place on the Mettowee River  where the immigrants who came into the Slate Valley would have fished. I think the location will make the night special,” said Krista Rupe, the executive director of the Slate Valley Museum.

The lesson will start at 7:30 p.m. It will be led by Joe Mark, the lead facilitator for “Trout in the Classroom” for Vermont Trout Unlimited. Orvis has loaned the museum rods for the evening. Mark and other volunteers will demonstrate and provide beginner-level instruction in fly casting. Attendees will get to try their hand at casting.

“This lifelong sport, suitable for children as well as adults, is both relaxing and aesthetically beautiful. Some say it can be an almost zen-like experience. Give it a try,” says Joe Mark

There will be plenty of fun for the kids. Children can play the card game “Go Fish,” learn how to tie pipe cleaner fish ties, color fun fish-themed art and decorate fish-shaped sugar cookies.

“The night will be a fun-filled affair for fishermen, families, and all,” says Molly Biggs Celani, Slate Valley Museum board president.

Slate Valley Museum is located at 17 Water Street, Granville, N.Y. For more info, call 518-642-1417 or visit slatevalleymuseum.org.

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