Department of Fish and Wildlife
Learn Fly Tying Basics And Fly Rod Casting At The Salato Wildlife Education Center May 22
Join members of the Louisville Chapter of Trout Unlimited at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort for a basic introduction to fly tying and techniques of fly fishing from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 22.
Fly tying can be challenging, but few things are more rewarding than catching a fish on a lure you made yourself. Creating fly lures can become an enjoyable hobby - and save you money on your next fishing trip. All participants will take home the flies that they make, and have an opportunity to try casting a fly rod.
The cost of the program is $10, and is open for ages 9 and up. Registration is required.
The Salato Center has a variety of native animals for the public to see, including a black bear, an eagle, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, snakes and fish. The center has numerous indoor exhibits and miles of hiking trails open to the public. Fishing is available at two lakes. While some programs may require a registration fee, general admission to the Salato Center is free.
For more information, call 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4445. Learn more about upcoming events at the Salato Center on the Internet at fw.ky.gov. The Salato Center, operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is located at the department’s headquarters at #1 Sportsman’s Lane (formerly #1 Game Farm Road), off U.S. 60 in Frankfort, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 127. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The center is closed Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.