Introduction to Fly-fishing being offered at Potomac State

Potomac State College of West Virginia University will be offering  Introduction to Fly-fishing,  a continuing and professional education class beginning March 3 and running through April 14.  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 (March 3, 17, 31; April 14, 28) from 5 to 7:30 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, full-time professor at the College.

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 (classes fill up quickly), contact Enrollment Services at 304-788-6820 or at 800-262-7332 or register by clicking here.