Intro to fly-fishing to be special interest course

Potomac State College of West Virginia University will be offering Introduction to Fly-fishing, a special interest course beginning March 5 and running through April 30.  The class will meet every other Thursday (3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30) from 5 to 8 p.m. in Science Hall, Room 120.

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 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.

Individuals earn one credit-hour for this course and rates have been reduced to $75.  To reserve a seat (classes fill up quickly), contact Enrollment Services at 304-788-6820 or at 800-262-7332.