The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) program will offer a basic fly-fishing skills workshop on March 22 at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. 

The workshop will provide a thorough overview of fly-tying, fly-casting and fly-fishing and plenty of hands-on learning. Experienced instructors will will emphasize the importance of basic casting techniques and offer one-on-one instruction. After classroom instruction, participants use their new skills on two trout ponds. A $20 fee covers instruction, equipment, lunch, drinks and snacks.

Pre-registration is required, and the workshop is limited to 20 participants. BOW is an international program for women, 18 and older, conducted in North Carolina through the Commission.

“Fly-fishing tends to be associated with mountain streams, but this workshop and its setting in Fayetteville shows the range and diversity of this wonderful fishing method,” said BB Gillen, the Commission’s BOW coordinator.

The Pechmann Center is the Commission’s only education facility dedicated to teaching visitors about conservation of North Carolina’s freshwater fishery resources and providing visitors with opportunities to learn fishing skills in the classroom and on the water.

More information is available by contacting Gillen at 919-218-3638 or