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March 29, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Sportsman’s Warehouse to host on the water fly-casting event next month

Fly-fishing experts Darrel and Michael Martin will host “The Fundamentals of Fly Casting” from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 6.

The class will introduce fly-anglers to equipment, leaders, knots and the fundamentals of fly-casting. Each four-hour class session also combines instruction, demonstration and practice on private waters.

In addition, there is instruction on rod assembly and care, stance, hook removal, as well as various casting techniques.

Instructors include experienced shop staff and Darrel Martin, a Contributing Editor of Fly Rod & Reel magazine and certified casting instructor by the International Federation of Fly-Fishers (USA) and the Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors (UK).

Equipment is available for free day-loan during this class. Anglers attending should have raingear, a brimmed hat and protective eyewear. Equipment should be ready to cast with line and leader attached. The store can help with any equipment fine-tuning at no extra charge.

Students are encourage to bring lunch and drink. Cost is $50 cash only. For details, call the Sportsman’s Warehouse at 253-835-4100.

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