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Edible Outdoors to host bow and fly fishing event June 6

NORTH LIBERTY– On June 6, from 1-3 p.m., Edible Outdoors (EO) will host a Bow and Fly Fishing event at the Liberty Centre Pond in North Liberty. The pond is located at the intersection of Cherry Street and Highway 965.
Participants will learn bow fishing from expert Laura DeCook (Mahaska County Naturalist and member of the Bowfishing Association of Iowa). Instruction will cover basic equipment, techniques, benefits of fishing carp and other rough fish, and hands-on bow fishing. 
Charles D’Ambrosio and Tim Taranto will be teaching the fly fishing portion of the class. D’Ambrosio’s class will cut through the mystique of fly fishing and get to its essential simplicity. His instruction explain how the rod, reel and fly line work together, and then focus on the mechanics of casting, providing lots of individual, hands-on instruction. The hope is that participants will leave the session with a good feel for casting that will, with a little practice, lead more enjoyment of local trout streams.
Recipes will be shared with the opportunity to sample Iowa fish. Local fishing biologist Paul Sleeper will be on hand to answer area fishing questions.
Edible Outdoors (EO) is a community of people dedicated to learning about foraging, hunting and fishing in the active classroom of the outdoors. EO explores the true nature of what our land can provide in a respectful and sustainable way. The EO mission is to connect people to people, land and our resources in a way that benefits nature.
Those seeking to attend the class may contact Rachel Vanderwerff at 319-358-2542 or buy individual tickets for this event at: www.eventbrite.com/e/bow-fly-fishing-edible-outdoors-tickets-15736553455.