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Whether you're sweating the nuances of Scandinavian Temple Dog tube flies or getting your fingers tangled in a whip finish, there's a fly-tying course, seminar or event in your area. Perfect for beating cabin fever.

Jan. 10 Great Fly Sale. Penn's Woods West Trout Unlimited. Benefit for the group offers flies donated by expert local tyers, fly rod raffle. Free. General meeting 7 p.m. Brentwood VFW Post 1810, Rte. 51 and Marylea St. 412-881-9934.

Jan. 11 Steelhead Program. Ken Sink Chapter Trout Unlimited hosts a slide show, tying demo with guide Tony Dranzo. 7 p.m. Indiana Elks Club, 13th Street, Indiana. Free, open to the public. 814-691-2220.

Wednesdays Jan. 12-March 2 Fly Tying Class. South Hills Assembly, Bethel Park. Learn the basics of fly tying with expert instruction. Bring fly tying supplies. Free, 7-8:30 p.m. Information: www.adventuremen.org.

Jan. 15 Intermediate Fly Tying. Ken Sink Trout Unlimited Trinity United Methodist Church, Indiana. Designed for moderate skill level. 1 p.m., six weeks. Free, ages 13-15. $25, ages 16 and up. Register by Jan. 4 at 724-463-2011, 814-691-2220.

Jan. 15-March 12 Saturday Morning Fly Tying. International Angler, Robinson. Demos begin 10 a.m. Jan 15 Franklyn Gorell, caddis patterns; Jan. 22 Gordon Chesney classic wet flies. 412-788-8088.

Jan. 20-Feb. 10 Beginner Fly Tying. L.L. Bean, Ross Park Mall. Thursdays 7-9 p.m. Outdoor Discovery Center. Free, pre-registration required, wnagle@llbean.com.

Jan. 25-April 16 Women's Fly Fishing Course. Forbes Trail Chapter Trout Unlimited and Ligonier Valley YMCA course includes six two-hour classes and a four-hour fishing trip. Meets 6 p.m. Jan. 25; Feb. 8, 22; March 8, 22, 26; April 5, 16. Ligonier Valley YMCA, 110 West Church St., Ligonier. $45. 724-238-7580.

Feb. 2-April 27 Beginner and Advanced Fly Tying. Family Tyes classes meet 7:15 p.m. Harrison Middle School, 129 Windvale Dr., Baldwin. $10 per class, plus membership. 412-780-3787.

Saturdays Feb. 5-March 6 Fly Tying Demos. Spruce Creek Fly Co., 4836 Fisherman's Lane, Spruce Creek. Techniques will be demonstrated on the water. Free, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 814-632-6129.

Feb. 14 Steelhead Program. Penn's Woods West Trout Unlimited speaker Jeff Blood precedes general meeting. Free, 7 p.m. Brentwood VFW Post 1810, Rte. 51/Marylea St. 412-881-9934.

March 3 Ken Sink Trout Unlimited Fly Tying for Kids. Trinity United Methodist Church, Indiana. Designed for younger children. 10 a.m., six weeks. Free, ages 6 to 11. Register by Jan. 4 at 724-463-2011, 814-691-2220.

March 20 Fly Fishing Film Tour. Oaks Theater, 310 Allegheny River Blvd, Oakmont. 7:30 p.m., $12 advance, $15 door. Benefits Casting For Recovery of Southwest PA, 412-788-8088.


John Hayes: jhayes@post-gazette.com .


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