Sara Hertwig
Teiji Ohara, 11, watches as Mark McCulloch demonstrates a fly-tying method at Buchanan Park Recreation Center.

Some experienced rod-and-reel fishers attended a clinic on Saturday at the Buchanan Park Rec Center to learn more about fly-fishing.

The participants, between the ages of 8 and 14, learned about tying flies, the bugs that fish eat and fly-fishing techniques before going out to the Buchanan Ponds to see if they could catch rainbow trout.

Christian Schulz, 12, said the feeling he gets when fishing is indescribable.

“There’s no answer for (why I like fishing),” said Christian, a student at Montessori School of Evergreen.