Walloon Lake Assoc. offers free fly fishing workshop in Boyne Falls

The Walloon Lake Association will host a free Fly Fishing workshop at 1 p.m. on Thursday July 7.

The event will be held at the Postle Farm Preserve and will provide instruction on how to cast for fly fishing.

Additionally, participants will learn about the challenges of fly fishing and the best species to for this method, Poles will be provided for practice casting.

“Fly fishing is one of the best ways to get to know our beautiful state,” said Elijah Baker from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council.
“When you fly fish you learn about the rivers and lakes of Michigan, as well as the critters that live in the water.” Baker is an Elementary Educator and a member of Trout Unlimited.

Postle Farm Preserve is located at 1380 Country Club Road in Boyne Falls.

From Petoskey, follow US 131 South and turn right on Country Club Road. Stay left to follow Country Club Road; the preserve will be on the right.

The entrance is just beyond it is a circle drive with parking tucked behind trees.

From Boyne City, take M 75 north until you reach US 131 then take a left.

Proceed on US 131 North and take a left on Country Club Road. Follow the above directions from that point.

With over 36,000 miles of streams and more than 11,000 lakes and ponds, fishing is a favorite activity in Michigan.

Fly fishing can provide a fun way to get outdoors, or a new challenge for experienced hook-and-line fishers.

The Walloon Lake Association works to preserve, protect and defend the quality, safety and natural beauty of Walloon Lake and its watershed.

Originally established in 1910, the Association has over 900 members and provides educational events, including the annual Celebrate Walloon in July.

For more information and to find other events, visit www.walloon.org.