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Kids' Fly Fishing Workshop Offered

JULY 9, 2007--The St. Croix River Institute at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is offering a two-day fly-fishing workshop designed for children and their parents, grandparents or guardians on July 26 and 28.

In hands-on workshop offered July 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 332 of the Agriculture Science Hall on campus and July 28 from 8 a.m. to noon in Glen Park, adult/child pairs will learn fly tying and casting techniques for both on and below the stream surface as well as stream and river ecology.

Participants will practice their skills in the Kinnickinnic River. Cost is $74 per pair and registration is available online at Call the outreach office at 715-425-3256 for more information.

Instructor Ken Olson is a long-time fly fisher with 55 years of fly fishing and fly tying experience. He has taught fly fishing and stream entomology to youth for more than 15 years through UWRF's College of Kids, Upward Bound and Teen University programs. He also teaches in the UWRF English department.

The St. Croix River Institute is a collaborative effort between UWRF and the National Park Service's St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. For more information about the institute and other class offerings, visit the web site at


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