The educational format for the program begins with aquatic biology lessons followed by fly tying lessons. The fly patterns taught to the students are generally imitations of insects, bait fish and other food sources. These food sources vary by time of day, weather, water temperature and time of year. These aquatic life cycles teach young people about the fragility of their environment and about nurturing and protecting natural resources.
Students also learn the fine art of rod building from Jim Wilcox, an expert cane rod building, and John Straight, a rod builder and middle school music teacher.
The program meets weekly at 7:00pm to 8:30pm in theCostello Room in the recent addition to the Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia campus. Classes run year round. All classes are free and available to children and community members in western New York.
For more information, contact Alberto at firstname.lastname@example.org.