OUT 120 Flyfishing II

(Previously PED 227 Advanced Fly-Fishing)

1 Credit Hour • 22.5 Contact Hours (Lecture/Lab Combination)

Prerequisite: OUT 119

Introduces students to the higher level skill set required for a successful fly fishing guided experience. Topics will include lake and river dynamics and finding the fish, fly tying, as well as the effects of weather on fishing experiences will be discussed. Various methods of getting the client to the fish will be discussed including wading and floating moving water as well as a variety of both hard and inflatable boats. Emphasis will be placed on the presentation of the fly, successfully striking the fish, and catch and release techniques. Other topics directly related to the business of fly fishing such as risk management, etiquette, permitting and type of related careers will be discussed.