WAYNESVILLE — Beginner and intermediate fly fishing courses offered through Haywood County Recreation are back by popular demand for a third year.

The fly fishing clinics consist of four weekly sessions over the course of a month, covering casting, fly tying, reading the water and more.

The first three classes in each series are held below the dam at Lake Junaluska, where a waterfall coming over the dam creates a large pool. The final session is a field trip to the West Fork of the Pigeon River.

Three beginner clinics will be held in May, June and July. Intermediate clinics will be held in June, July and August. Both are led by fly fishing guru Tommy Thomas, a master fly rod builder and president of the Cataloochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Loaner rods are available. Cost is $10 per session. Call or email for dates or to register. 828-452-6789 or ian.smith@haywoodcountync.gov.