South Mountains State Park is currently offering free fly fishing instruction every Sunday, 2 p.m. at their Visitor Center, except Father’s Day, June 15th. What started as a four week course, “Fly Fishing 101”, has evolved into a continuing program of instruction and has become very popular. Jeff Newton and Bob Tupper, two committed and very knowledgeable anglers, teach the courses. They offer instruction on fly rods, how to fly fish, and the equipment needed. They are currently teaching “101” and later will offer “Fly Fishing 102”. Jeff and Bob are also instructors with Project Healing Waters, an national non-profit organization that works with men and women with all types of disabilities, especially veterans and are members of Trout Unlimited.
Attending the Fly Fishing 101 Course are (l to r) Brandon Rudisill, Kurt Cornett, Drew Carter, Brandon Powell, Brian Dotson, Ron Cooke, Sarah Smith, Denise Smith and Instructor Jeff Newton.