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Oklahoma Hunting and Fishing Show opens Friday

Outdoors Notebook
BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, Published: January 26, 2013

The course will cover boat types and characteristics, boating laws, required and recommended equipment, safe operating practices, navigation, emergencies and trailering.

Course materials are $35. The instruction is free, provided by United States Power Squadron and NASBLA certified instructors.

For more information, call 376-0678 or visit

Fly tying workshop at Norman museum

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman will be the site of an adult fly-tying workshop on Feb. 16.

The Fly-Tying Frenzy workshop will be from 9 a.m. until noon. Fly fishing enthusiasts are invited to design and develop their own fishing lures during the workshop hosted by entomologist Andy Boswell.

In addition, participants will learn about the role of aquatic insects and their role in stream ecology and fish life cycles. The workshop will cover the techniques and skills necessary to recreate anatomically correct insect lures and basic fly lures for their personal collection.

Cost of the workshop is $20 for museum members and $30 for nonmembers. Space is limited. To register, call 325-1008.

Midwest City college offers bass fishing course

Jimmy Houston headlines the list of instructors for Rose State College's Bass Fishing Techniques classes beginning Feb. 12.

Other instructors will be former Bassmaster Classic champion George Cochran, pro bass angler Kenyon Hill and Oklahoma fishing guides Ivan Martin and Bob Myers. Classes are Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26 and Mar. 5 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The cost of the course is $99. To enroll, call 733-7392.

Bass fishing classes at Tulsa Community College

Bass Fishing Techniques will be taught at Tulsa Community College beginning Feb. 13.

Instructors for the classes will be former Bassmaster Classic champions Paul Elias and Ken Cook, Wagoner pro angler Tommy Biffle, former BASS pro Jim Morton and Grand Lake fishing guide Ivan Martin.

Classes are scheduled Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 26 and March 4. Enrollment fee is $99. To enroll, call (918) 595-7200.


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