2017-2018 University Catalog 
    
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PE 183 - Fly Fishing


FDR: FP
Credits: 0-1

This course is intended to introduce students to the recreation, sport, and art of fly fishing. Students develop knowledge and skills of fly fishing from a variety of approaches. As recreation, students learn to cast a fly-rod into cold-water streams of the Appalachian Mountains. As sport, students gain skills to catch cold-water fish species (rainbow, brown, and brook trout) and warm-water species (smallmouth bass, rock bass, sunfish). Students are introduced to the ancient art of tying dry flies, nymphs, and streamers of natural and artificial materials. This course also introduces students to stream conservation and restoration and current threats to native fish populations.  Guest lecturers may provide advanced fly-tying and casting technique instructions throughout the term. Dick.




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