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Registration period: November 6 - December 3
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021 6:00 pm - Friday, December 3, 2021 7:00 pm
Location: Online only
VIRTUAL EVENT: The Loess Bluffs Eagle Days live eagle show will be entirely virtual this year. Dickerson Park Zoo will be hosting these programs where participants will have an up close and personal view of live, rehabilitated eagles. They also will discuss facts about these amazing birds. An opportunity for a live Q&A session will follow. Register yourself or your family to tune into this live Zoom event. The Zoom web link will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.
Registration period: October 22 - December 9
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 10:00 am - Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Location: MDC Northwest Regional Office
This will be an introduction into the use of a compass. There will be classroom instruction as well outdoor activities.
Registration period: October 20 - December 9
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2:00 pm - Wednesday, December 15, 2021 4:00 pm
Location: MDC Northwest Regional Office
This will be an introduction into the use of the compass. There will be a mix of indoor classroom and outdoor instruction.
Date: Monday, January 3, 2022 6:00 pm - Monday, January 31, 2022 8:00 pm
Location: Online only

Objectives: Students will learn a variety of techniques for the art of fly tying. Students will make flies that catch fish and look good.

Format: Class sessions are 2 hours. Students are encouraged to take notes and practice between classes. The virtual classroom will be open one half hour prior to class if anyone needs extra help or has questions.

Required: Registration is required. You will need a set of fly tying tools, please email if you are having difficulties obtaining tools or have questions about what to purchase. Classes are structured to build upon knowledge from previous sessions. If you miss a class, you will need to catch up before the next class.

To be successful: Each participant must acquire their own tools. The materials will be sent to active participants ahead of time, to the mailing address you provide in registration. The tools you will need: Common Vice, thread bobbin, black tying thread 140 (2/0), and 210 Denier (6/0), bobbin threader, Dr. Slick Rotary whip finisher, or Cabela’s brand (the kind that freely spins in the handle), hair packer, hair stacker, dubbing brush, fly tying scissors, tying wax, hackle pliers, and bodkin.

Optional additions: head cement, multiple bobbins, other colors of thread (red, white, olive, and tan), a wine cork for displaying tied flies, small block of wood with 1/8-1/4 inch holes drilled in it for tool storage, cheap magnet for organizing hooks, extra scissors, small wire cutters, and small tackle box for storage.