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December 26, 2012

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Fly-tying class

This is a sure sign that spring is just around the corner: The members of the R.B. Winter Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting a fly-tying training series starting on Jan. 14 at the Christ’s Lutheran Church in Lewisburg.

These two-hour Monday classes begin at 7 p.m. and run through March 18.

For additional information, you may call the chapter president Bob Laubach at (570) 966-3379 or you may speak directly to the class instructor Jim Wagner at (570) 473-9256.

A donation of $10 is requested to cover the cost of of the materials. During the class, you will learn to tie dry flies, nymphs, wet flies and streamers. There will be toolkits available for your use during the class sessions or you may bring along your own kit.

Elk patch

Did you get your 2012 collector elk patch yet? This latest in a series of patches that commemorate Pennsylvania’s annual elk hunt is available from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s web site at or by calling 1-888-888-3459. The patch is very reasonably priced at less than $6. While you’re at it, you can add to your collection by purchasing patches from previous elk hunts for 2001 through 2010. The 2004 elk hunt patch is sold out.

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