Hamilton Keystone Kids to Learn Fly-Tying and Fly Fishing
One of the popular flies used by Bitterroot fly fishermen is the Woolly Bugger. That's just one of many flies used to lure fish to a waiting hook.
And, starting in February, a weekly class called the Bitterroot Buggers will introduce kids in the after-school Keystone Enrichment Program to fly fishing and fly tying. The classes are taught by volunteers of Bitterroot Trout Unlimited and run from February 3 to March 17.
As they've done for 18 years now, the fishermen will teach essential knots in fly-tying, along with basics of casting, popular patterns and is topped off with a picnic and fishing day.
Students aged 8 to 14 will spend Tuesday evenings in sessions at the Westview Center on West Main in Hamilton. Registration forms are available at the Westview, at FreeStone Fly Shop and online at the Keystone website
Keystone is a project of the Hamilton School district, with major funding from a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.