I recently completed two fly fishing courses -- taught by Orvis (and free!). Fly fishing 101 took place out in the parking lot across from Orvis, where the class (about 15 of us) practiced fly-casting (which is a bit tricky). We also learned a variety of ways to tie fishing knots (also tricky!). Although I love to fish - I'd never been fly fishing before. It's so relaxing. Really.
My dad took the classes with me - even though he's a skilled fisherman. (btw, my grandfather is a serious fisherman and my great-grandfather was as well-- so I've gotta honor the tradition).
I snapped the photo above at the 201 class- which took place on the grounds of the Monon Center in Carmel. That's not me in the photo. I think this is a very cool women's fishing outfit. It inspired me to be on the lookout for a cool hat and some lightweight capri pants.
But back to fly fishing. There are lots of places to fly fish in Indy-- Eagle Creek, White River, just to name a few. Here's a list of public fishing sites (via Indiana Department of Natural Resources).
If any of you are fisherman-- I'd love to know your thoughts on the best places to fish in the Indy area or maybe within an hour's drive.
I hope to do a few regular posts on fishing-- so stay tuned!
And-- if you haven't been to Orvis... It's awesome!