Expert fly-tyers from across Fairfield County will share their favorite fly patterns and provide hands-on lessons on how to tie flies for striped bass, trout and more at a free fly-tying clinic Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Waveny Mansion.

The Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting the event.

Whether a beginner or a more experienced fly tyer, the chapter's expert instructors will teach those of all skill levels how to tie effective fly patterns to catch local species of fish. The evening's instructors include Gustavo Castano, of Stamford, Jeff Yates and Dean Keister, both of Wilton, and Tony Hill, Jim Glowienka and Byron Rall, all of Norwalk.

The Trout Unlimited fly tying clinic is free.

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Founded in 1975, the Mianus Chapter of Trout Unlimited is a grassroots conservation organization with more than 600 members in the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Wilton and Ridgefield. The chapter works to preserve, protect, restore and sustain local rivers and cold water resources through active restoration projects, education initiatives and public advocacy.