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MASTER FLY FISHER TO TEACH CLASS AT TFFC FEB. 3

ATHENS, Texas—Expert fly fisher Bob Cappallo of Corsicana will teach fly fishing for beginners at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens Feb. 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The class is open to adults 18 and older. No fly fishing experience is required. Equipment will be provided, but students may bring their own. The $50 fee for the class includes entrance to TFFC for the day of the class, lunch and a season pass to TFFC so students can return for more fishing as often as they like.

Instruction will focus on equipment selection, knot tying, casting and fishing for rainbow trout in TFFC’s 1.5-acre casting pond. Catch-and-release fishing is free, but anglers may pay $5 for the opportunity to catch and keep up to five fish.

Cappallo is a member of the Brazos Valley Fly Fishers and lives on Richland Chambers Reservoir. He fly fishes for trout in New Mexico and redfish and tarpon on the Texas coast. Cappallo also builds handmade fly rods and ties flies.

Reservations are required, and the class is limited to 15 persons. For more information or to register for the class, call Barry St. Clair at (903) 670-2222.

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Bob Cappallo, above, models proper casting technique to a student during a fly fishing class at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.

TFFC is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fishing is free with paid admission to the center. All bait and tackle are provided, and no license is needed. For more information and directions, call (903) 676-2277.

Photo Courtesy of Larry D. Hodge

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