Outdoors notebook: Free fly tying event set for Seven Springs
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If you're a serious fly tyer, or hope to be, this is one event you don't want to miss.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort will host the third annual “Fly Tyers Roundtable” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 28 at its sporting clays lodge. The event will feature some of the nation's most skilled and best known tyers, including Joe Humphreys, Bob Clouser and Bob Clouser Jr., Tom Baltz, Bob Popovics, Eric Stroup, Scott Loughner, Randy Buchanan and Chuck Furimsky, among others.
All will demonstrate the techniques they use to craft flies for trout, bass and saltwater species.
Len Lichvar, a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat commissioner as well as a fly fisherman, will be on hand to discuss state fish management policies and local water quality issues. The event also will serve to gauge interest in restarting the Somerset County Fly Fishers organization.
It's all free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
For information, contact Seven Springs fishing coordinator Justin Sparklin at 800-452-2223, Ext. 7899, or email@example.com.
Pennsylvania's state forests are well-managed, according to an independent review.
Certification ensures consumers that wood products from the state's public forests come from a sustainable, well-managed system. Pennsylvania's state forests have earned certification for 15 straight years.
The state bureau of forestry was singled out for its work to reclaim an old surface mine and create habitat for threatened and endangered bird species in Gallitzin State Forest in Cambria County, among other things.
Fish art contest
Young artists have about two weeks left to enter the 15th annual state fish art contest.
The contest is open to students in grades kindergarten through 12. Artists must create an original illustration of their state fish — a brook trout here — and write an essay, story or poem on its behavior, habitat and conservation needs. Entries must be postmarked by March 31. Details can be found at www.statefishart.org.
Hunters now have a Super-PAC, otherwise known as the Hunter Defense Fund, aimed at doing direct media campaigns on behalf of pro-hunting Congressmen and women. It has been put together by Safari Club International.
Its goal is to serve as “the voice of all hunters, standing up for the legislators who support hunting, calling out anti-hunting organizations for what they really are.”
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