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Fishing: Fly-casting made easy, and not just for the guys


Fishing: Fly-casting made easy, and not just for the guys

MAY 15, 2014    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014, 1:21 AM

Several readers stopped by to chat at the Bergen County baseball tournament last weekend, sharing stories of fish they’ve caught this spring and asking for some tips on potential spots they can try in upcoming weeks.

A couple of young anglers were telling me about the trout they caught — and the ones that got away — at Barbour’s Pond in Passaic County, and showed off some great pictures. They also said they wish they could learn how to fly-fish because it looks like a lot of fun.

Well guys, don’t fret. It just so happens that there’s a perfect solution.

The Joan Wulff Fly Fishers are hosting a free fly-casting clinic 6:30 p.m. until dusk on June 5 at the Ridgewood Duck Pond on East Ridgewood Avenue. If you’re looking to learn about the finer points of the sport, you couldn’t find a better starting place.

All equipment will be provided, but you can bring your own. There will be specific lessons targeted for novice to experienced fly-caster.

The group encourages women to attend, and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is requested, and you can do so by contacting

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