Pechmann Center Offers Rod Building and Lure Making Workshops

By / Fishing / Tuesday, 09 August 2016 04:00

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (July 19, 2016) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops in August at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, in Fayetteville.
Basic Rod Building Workshop - On Aug. 13, a Basic Rod-Building Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This workshop will cover the basic techniques for building a 6-foot, medium-action spinning rod. All tools and supplies will be provided. Due to space constraints, the workshop is limited to 15 participants age 16 and older.
Soft Plastic Lure-Making Workshop - On Aug. 17, a Soft Plastic Lure-Making Workshop will be held for participants ages 8 and older from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of creating artificial worms, lizards, crayfish and other soft plastic baits. Participants will create multiple lures to take home.  Pre-registration online is required for both workshops. Check-in for both workshops begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. For more information about the workshops, contact Carpenter at 910-868-5003 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located at 7489 Raeford Road, across from Lake Rim. Wildlife Commission staff at the Pechmann Center conducts fishing workshops, events and clinics throughout the year. Most programs are free and open to the public. For more information about the center, or to see a schedule of upcoming events, visit /learning/learning. For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit


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