Special Interest Courses


Potomac State College of West Virginia University will be offering  Introduction to Fly-fishing,  a continuing and professional education special interest class beginning March 2 and running through April 27.  In addition to learning basic fly-fishing techniques, participants will also learn where to fly-fish in the Mid-Atlantic region.

fly-fishingThis introductory course incorporates both classroom sessions and hands-on instruction in casting and fishing techniques and situations. Students will learn about equipment, knot tying, entomology (the bugs fish eat), reading the water, and on-stream tactics. Demonstrations in fly tying and rod building will also be given in classroom sessions. All necessary equipment will be provided by course instructors.

The class will meet every other Thursday (3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27) from 5 to 8:00 p.m. in Science Hall, Room 120.

The class will be taught by local-guide Charlie Laffey, a Westernport native who knows the Savage River watershed and the many Brook Trout streams better than anyone, and Tom Sydow, a full-time professor at the PSC. For more information regarding this class, please contact course instructor Tom Sydow at Tom.Sydow@mail.wvu.edu or 304-788-6996.

The class is offered at a reduced rate of $99 and there is a maximum of 20 students for the class.  To reserve a seat, register by clicking here.  Registration closes Thursday March 2, 2017.