NJ.com: New Coldwater Conservation School at Stokes State Forest
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When it comes to understanding the complicated world of trout-stream insect hatches and fly-tying, most anglers had to do it the old-fashioned ways: Learn from a veteran or teach themselves. Wouldn’t it have been great to go, as a kid, to a summer camp that taught not only about bugs but also how to tie flies replicating them? This June, the New Jersey chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) and the state Division of Fish and Wildlife are hosting just such a camp. The Coldwater Conservation School, a first for New Jersey, will expose a group of 11- to 15-year-olds to much more than just the science of trout-stream insects and the art of fly-tying. The 4-day school, to be conducted at the N.J. School of Conservation in Sussex County’s Stokes State Forest, will expose youngsters to many facets of trout stream conservation and angling.