In light of the BC governments announcements on 16 March 2020 and with the health of the students and our KFF member volunteer instructors first in out mind, we are very sad and disappointed in having to cancel the Introduction to Fly Fishing / Fly Casting course for this year.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
“We are issuing a new order prohibiting all public gatherings of more than 50 people. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, religious gatherings and other similar events.”
“We are also consulting with education stakeholders on potential recommendations for school operations following spring break.”
Designed for the person who has never fly fished and is interested in getting started. This course will teach you everything you need to know to start and enjoy the sport of fly fishing. For the person who has done some fly fishing or would like to get back into fly fishing, the Introduction to Fly Fishing / Fly Casting course is a great refresher. The course covers equipment, knots, finding fish, local entomology and fly casting. We will start you from the very beginning and teach you the proper techniques to cast using a fly rod. Learn to cast into the wind and add more distance.
Each student will receive a detailed fly fishing / fly casting manual. Equipment is not needed for the first night. Each student will require a fly rod, reel and line for the rest of the course.
The Introduction to Fly Fishing course is 5 nights (2 hours each). Held only once a year beginning in early April. Classes are in the evening 7 pm – 9 pm.
Details can be found in the Vernon Parks and Recreation Spring Active Living Guide.
For more information and registration visit the Recreation Centre 3310 – 37 avenue, Vernon or visit them online at https://www.vernon.ca/parks-recreation.