Build your own fishing rod, make your own fishing lures

Build your own rod and make your own lures at these workshops being held in August at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.

NCWRC hosting rod-building, lure-making workshops

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops in August at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, in Fayetteville.

Basic Rod Building Workshop

On Aug. 13, a Basic Rod-Building Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This workshop will cover the basic techniques for building a 6-foot, medium-action spinning rod. All tools and supplies will be provided. Due to space constraints, the workshop is limited to 15 participants age 16 and older.

Soft Plastic Lure-Making Workshop

On Aug. 17, a Soft Plastic Lure-Making Workshop will be held for participants ages 8 and older from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of creating artificial worms, lizards, crayfish and other soft plastic baits. Participants will create multiple lures to take home.

Pre-registration online is required for both workshops. Check-in for both workshops begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. For more information about the workshops, contact Carpenter at 910-868-5003 or

The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located at 7489 Raeford Road, across from Lake Rim. Wildlife Commission staff at the Pechmann Center conducts fishing workshops, events and clinics throughout the year. Most programs are free and open to the public. For more information about the center, or to see a schedule of upcoming events, visit For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit

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