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REC 482 - Fly Fishing Montana (3 Credit Hours)

Tuesdays, 3:50-6:00pm (8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 10/7, 10/14) 

+ Montana Travel Portion:

Sept 30 - Oct 4, 2014

Join us for a fantastic course designed to teach you the fundamentals of fly fishing. Fly fishing is a lifetime leisure pursuit. Treat yourself to some quality instruction to jump start the learning curve.

Please contact Dr. Raymond Poff via e-mail for specific details about this course.


Course objectives:

  • Acquire an understanding of fly fishing equipment.
  • Be able to tie key knots needed for fly fishing.
  • Effectively tie common fly patterns.
  • Demonstrate proper fly casting techniques.
  • Effectively present flies when fishing on flat and moving water.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of entomology as it relates to fishing.

Important things to know:

  • No prior fishing experience is required.
  • Fly fishing equipment is provided to use during the course.
  • Course includes on-campus and off-campus instruction.
  • Yes, we do go fly fishing and students do catch fish.
  • Students are responsible for transportation to off-campus locations.

Montana Travel Portion:

Armed with the knowledge and skills gained during our Fall Semester on-campus class sessions, come join us and experience fly fishing on world renowned waters containing 5 species of trout: rainbow, brown, cutthroat, hybrid cutbow, and brook. These waters offer anglers a chance at a "Grand Slam" (catching 4-5 species of trout in one day).

Program cost ($1,495) includes: 3 full days of fly fishing and instruction (float trips with one guide and 2 anglers/boat), use of fly fishing equipment (rod, reel, etc.), terminal tackle (leader, tippet, flies), guide gratuity, 4 nights lodging, lunch & dinner Wednesday-Friday, and Missoula airport hotel shuttle. Transportation to/from Missoula, MT not included in program cost.

Discounted fly fishing equipment packages will also be available for registered participants interested in purchasing some great new fly fishing gear.


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WKU REC 482 (3 credit hrs.) Itinerary


Fly Fishing Montana:

Sept 30-Oct 4

Missoula, Montana


Tentative Itinerary for REC 482 Students:

Tuesday - Arrive in Missoula, MT

Wednesday - Full day fly fishing & instruction

Thursday - Full day fly fishing & instruction

Friday - Full day fly fishing & instruction

Saturday - Say goodbye to Montana and head home.

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