Photo Gallery: Fly Tying at Gander Mountain

January 13, 2016 9:47 am Last Updated: January 14, 2016 6:21 pm

MIDDLETOWN—For decades, the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County (CCEOC) has been holding a fly-tying workshop as part of its 4-H program. Some of the current teachers learned how to make flies at the program decades ago and have come back to teach, said Vanessa Merrill, 4-H community educator with CCEOC. The students learn to make a new fly each week, with each class building on the next with the projects getting progressively more complicated each week. The program is open to the public and lasts five weeks.

A close up of a  fishing fly being made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A close up of a fishing fly being made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Casey Hill, 14, of Middletown shows a fishing fly she made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Casey Hill, 14, of Middletown shows a fishing fly she made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Two wooly worms made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Two wooly worms made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A close up of fishing flies made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A close up of fishing flies made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

People making fishing flies at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
People making fishing flies at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A fishing fly being made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A fishing fly being made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A close up of a  fishing fly being made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A close up of a fishing fly being made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Alexis Krenner, 18, from Pine Bush makes a fishing fly at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Alexis Krenner, 18, from Pine Bush makes a fishing fly at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A close up of a  fishing fly being made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A close up of a fishing fly being made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A teacher instructs his student how to make a fishing fly at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A teacher instructs his student how to make a fishing fly at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A close-up of a fishing fly being made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A close-up of a fishing fly being made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A boy cuts a feather while making a fishing fly at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A boy cuts a feather while making a fishing fly at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

People at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
People at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A boy winds a thread around a hook at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A boy winds a thread around a hook at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

A close up of fishing flies made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County's 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A close up of fishing flies made at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County’s 4-H fly-tying program at Gander Mountain in Middletown on Jan. 7, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)