Learn the Fundamentals of Fly Fishing at Angling Arts

Since 1977, members of the Kanawha Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited have worked through the Kanawha County Schools’ Community Education program to conduct a series of “Angling Arts Classes” that teach fly fishing, fly tying and rod building to adults and young people alike.

The next group of classes is scheduled to begin Jan. 19 at Elk Elementary Center, located off Interstate 79’s Mink Shoals exit north of Charleston. A second series will begin in March.

The January schedule includes Krepps’ Beginning Fly Fishing course; a Beginning Fly Tying course taught by Jason Butcher; a Basic Rod Building course by Marge and Dave McCutcheon, with Eigenbrod assisting; and an Intermediate Fly Fishing Techniques course taught by Ed Crum.

Classes meet once a week for four to six weeks, all on Thursday nights. Instructional costs range from $25 to $35, with additional charges for individual students’ fly tying and rod building supplies.

Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. Students can pre-register by calling Krepps at 304-562-9050.