You will learn all aspects of spey rod fishing with both floating and sinking-tip lines.
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery in partnership with the Russell County Cooperative Extension Service will kick off the 2012 – 2013 4-H Fishing Club season on September 4th, 2012! Each meeting will offer a fish related topic from discovering aquatic habitats, wetlands hike, stream survey, and fishing on the creek! Monthly gatherings will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at the hatchery from 5 – 6 p.m. CST. The program is offered FREE of charge for all ages! Sign up at our first meeting!
For more information concerning the 4-H program in Russell County, including the upcoming Fishing Club, please contact Kristi Pupak, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialist at 270-343-3797 or via email: Kristina_pupak@fws.gov
The Advanced Class workshop is designed for the student who has taken our Beyond the Basics intermediate level course and wants to improve their tying skills and keep current with techniques and materials.
The specific topics taught vary from park to park.
The focus of this class will be on putting you in control of your casting situations.
This course meets for one session lasting 3 hours.
This course spans 2 sessions.
Topics include full line extension casts, presentation casts, long range, line control, and many others.
These fishing methods have proven to be so successful that you can immediately raise the numbers
and size of the fish that you normally catch.
This class will cover fly selection, how to "rig up" your rod, use of strike indicators and weight, sight fishing, strike detection, setting the hook, how to fish different types of water, and how to play, land and release trout.
The Advanced River Guided Program was designed for the intermediate (through most expert) angler who wants to bring his or her game to a higher level.
Topics discussed in the class will include cast netting, rigging bait, mackerels, mullet, ballyhoo, and others.
This is an intermediate to advanced class and will cover nymphing, dry fly techniques and streamer fishing.
ODFW offers formal angler education training. Graduates teach angler education classes.
Pop can casting and basic skills will lead to proficiency with a variety of rod and reel types. Take home a fishing rod for inspiration and a learning/teaching tool.
Students will have to provide their own tools and materials, but what to buy is covered in class and available for sale throughout the duration of the class. At the conclusion of the Beginning class, an Intermediate/Advanced class is held to teach advanced tying techniques.
Four consecutive Monday evenings in April are dedicated to teaching fly fishing fundamentals.
Learn to apply fundamental kayaking skills outdoors during 3 sessions paddling in Kachemak Bay I.
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources provides a variety of fishing education programs from Family Fishing Clinics and a Fishing Tackle Loaner Program.
HOFNOD programs (Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs), training for HOFNOD instructors, Children in Nature Fishing programs, camps and derbies for underserved populations.
In the Basic class, we will teach beginners to tie all of the basics. Our Advanced class deals with more complex patterns and techniques.
The Basic Course is designed for the beginner or novice and will prepare the student to fly fish on their own when they leave.
Learn all basic skills and knowledge needed to begin fly fishing.
This class is designed to teach you these fundamentals and we guarantee you will learn to be a better fly caster.
This class is held twice a year.
Ths is a beginning course in the art of flytying.
The basic level class covers instruction for all basic skills and knowledge needed to start fly fishing.
BOW is a three day workshop designed for women ages 18 years or older.
workshop offers hands-on instruction in a fun and non-threatening learning
environment. Participants choose from over 50 courses such as backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass,
camping, mountain biking, shooting sports (pistol, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader,
as well as gun safety), fishing, hunting, canoeing, nature photography, nature
crafts, archery, ATV handling, bird watching, motor boat handling, and more.
The goal of this class is to turn out a student who can make an informed decision when purchasing tackle, rig up the tackle, fish on their own, catch fish and have fun doing it.
Either as a total beginner or someone that needs a refresher casting lesson, this class addresses the fundamental dynamics of fly casting.
This class begins with a 3 hour classroom session followed by a full day on the river for hands-on training.
Topics include equipment introduction, basic entomology, basic knot tying, flies, and basic casting.
The instructor will teach the importance of developing the basic casting stroke.
We will cover everything one might encounter when buying a first rod and reel outfit to tying knots and fly fishing presentations.
This is a good opportunity to learn to tie flies. The first session will explain what equipment you need and make suggestions on what to buy. Several basic patterns that use common techniques applicable to many other flies will be taught.
All basic fly tying techniques are taught with emphasis on fly patterns that work well locally. Instructors are some of the best in the country with an average of 20 years teaching fly tying.
This will be a 2-day evening class.
The class will cover the fundamentals of fly tying including: Tools, materials, basic patterns, and various tying techniques.
Over the 8 sessions, you will learn how to tie the flies that will get the fish biting.
All supplies are included.
This introductory course provides beginning fly tyers instruction on basic techniques used to tie the majority of fly patterns.
These classes are offered quarterly.
Beginning Stream Fly Fishing is a highly detailed beginning approach to fly fishing.
This one day class is for the intermediate level tier who has acquired the basic skills in handling tools and materials either by previously taking a beginner course anywhere and/or is self taught and tying flies regularly.
Topics discussed in this class include knots, hooks, crimps, splices, basic equipment, basic angling techniques and others.
begining and intermediate canoe and kayak instruction offered. instruction on fishing from kayak coming soon.
Instructional fishing trips for youths and adults.
This 1/2 day class will focus on casting on a lake full of trout, perch, and bass.
This class is instructed by Dan Busby.
The clinic is free to any woman who wants to learn to cast or improve their cast.
Club conducts it annual casting clinic in the spring. This event is open to the public and is offered at no charge to participants.
This class is a great opportunity for Club members and the public to learn fly casting from some of the most experienced fly fishermen in Idaho.
These custom designed individually tailored lessons are a chance to learn the art of casting a fly rod.
Adult educator curriculum for K-12 students. 6 hour workshops.
Several chapters participate by helping students learn about fish.
Our membership offer quality instruction on a one on one basis. Look for a dealer close to you and give them a call. Thats all you have to do.
Community Fishing Events (Kids' Fishing Days, Events for Seniors/Disabled
The Creek Kids Program teaches students in grades four to eight about aquatic
Students experience an overview of a watershed via a train ride, see the
impact of a mill dam on fish passage, and visit the Iron and Steel Museum of
Alabama to learn about Alabama’s iron industry. Students manipulate an
EnviroScape, an interactive educational model that illustrates how pollution can
move into the aquatic environment. Students also wade into a bubbling spring and
a creek for a hands-on experience with native fish and invertebrates.
The course is
designed for tiers of all ages and skill levels and is free of charge.
The Iowa DNR offers several camps and workshops for all ages and experience levels to learn more about outdoor skills including fishing, boating, kayaking, shooting, orienteering, hunting and much more.
Topics include best baits, trolling speeds, lures, finding the birds, and downriggers, among others.
Education Programs by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
A specialty class covering how to fish emergers and dry flies. You will learn how to fish large and small patterns.
This class covers all aspects of aquatic insect life.
Damselflies, midges, caddisflies, stoneflies and mayflies will be covered in depth.
The Instructor is Dr. Harley Reno, a local expert and licensed fishing guide knowledgeable on all aspects of fly fishing. This is one the best classes you can take to learn about the life cycle of insects living in and near river systems and how this relates to fly fishing.
This class is given at least once a year.
Learn the basic skills necessary to catch a fish. Topics covered in the program will include species that are commonly found around the pier, a lesson on fish identification, how to cast and tie your rigs as well as catch and release techniques.
A simulation-based program introducing middle school through adult audiences to sustainable resource use issues, through role-playing the operation of a fishing business.
Fish Camp is a 4 night, 5-day summer flyfishing camp for kids in Northern California.
This class for beginning anglers covers the basics of rod & reel handling, knot tying, using bait and lures, and preparing fish for the table.
The class covers all the basics you need to catch fish that day.
Learn the tactics and techniques to make you a dry fly master.
Youngsters are educated in such topics as Fish Identification, Lures, Fishing Knots, Fish Cleaning, Angling/Boat Safety, and Casting. They are also treated to a couple hours of fishing.
This on-lake class is given during monthly club trips.
This class is given once in winter.
Experienced anglers will teach you various techniques for fishing these popular flies.
To help supply these tools to anglers, seminars and clinics are periodically held at various locations across the state. These educational events can be tailored to a variety of skill levels, from beginner to seasoned professional.
A specialty school covering all aspects of learning about the art of wet fly and soft hackle fly fishing.
Casting instruction format will cover same basic topics as Trout 101--basic casting, roll casting, mending line and side-arm casting, knot tying, locating fish and reading a stream.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is committed to introducing teachers, youth, adults and families to exciting ways they can learn more about our diverse fish and wildlife resources. But, it's not just about learning, it's about getting outside and having fun too.
The Florida Fishing Academy (FFA) is a nonprofit,
501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006
for the purpose of empowering at-risk youth
with positive life skills, alternatives to destructive
or antisocial behavior and a sense of responsibility
for shaping the world around them.
FFA uses fishing as a vehicle for delivering these
lessons, weaving effective life, environmental
and social skills into a youth-oriented, handson
sports angling curriculum.
Weekend seminar with a welcome party, classroom presentations on offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing, and a half day fishing adventure.
The Northwest Fly Anglers hold their annual Fly Casting classes at the Green Lake Casting Pier. The class is primarily for the beginner.
Beginner and intermediate casting classes are offered.
The club holds an annual spring fly casting tune-up clinic and barbecue in April.
Santa Barbara Flyfishers offers fly casting clinics to its' beginner, novice and expert fly casters.
These are held in the spring with FFF certified master Jeff Putnam.
These classes are held less often than fly tying.
Fly casting seminars are offered to individuals who would like to learn the art of fly casting without enrolling in a full fly fishing school. Beginner, intermediate and expert classes are available.
The free lessons are offered at Lake Murray.
Smoky Mountain Guide Service offers fly casting lessons in an on the stream or tailwater setting.
Our school will provide you with all the casting skills, basic and advanced, that you need to enjoy your time on the water.
This class starts off with the basics of fly casting, teaching you a variety of casts that will prepare you for all fishing conditions.
This class is either held five times a year and by request.
This course lasts 4 sessions.
This course starts with the basic fundamentals and continues 6 weeks, every session covering something new.
Students of this elegant sport learn basic casting, knots, and get an understanding of equipment and gear along with fly fishing etiquette and “catch-and-release” philosophy.
Check the website for basic equipment recommendations.
This is a comprehensive course aimed at beginning and novice fly fishers that covers a bit of everything to get you started in the sport.
A Program by Kenai Peninsula College
We've packed a lot of information into an 8 hour day, including: casting, knots, equipment, fishing strategies and fly selection, for coldwater, warmwater and saltwater species.
This program provides sessions on gear, casting, flies, fishing logic and stream techniques.
The club sponsors this class for members.
This class will focus primarily on Trout.
Unicoi Outfitters' fly fishing class provides a well rounded set of basic skills to help you gain confidence in your abilities and experience a sense of accomplishment.
These classes are for people ages 13 and up who want to try their hand at this increasingly popular sport.
This class illustrates what fish are eating, and how that relates to the flies you should be using.
Kids ages 9 to 14 will learn the basics of fly fishing including casting, knot tying, rigging their rod, fly selection and fly tying from a Blue Quill Angler instructor.
This is your opportunity to learning all about the wonderful trout fishing opportunities in Missouri.
This one night seminar is designed to be your one stop opportunity to learn all about the art of fly fishing.
Our professional Orvis Endorsed guides will work with each one of the members of your group if you desire instruction, or you can just fish alone to your hearts content.
RMA's Kids Fly Fishing Camp is a summer flyfishing adventure in Boulder, Colorado. Expert fly fishing guides provide a varity of fun activities both on and off the water that help children explore the world of fly fishing.
Small groups are the key to this learning experience. With a 4 to 1 student ratio, RMA's Kids Fly Fishing Camp provides a fun and relaxed exploration into the art of fly fishing in a safe and educational manner. Throughout the course of the fly fishing camp, all of the basics of fly fishing and information necessary to fish independently.
Our guides are available for private instruction in a one on one environment that allows you to set the curriculum and learn the skills that you would like to master.
The class teaches how to approach a given fishing situation and the best options for catching fish in that situation. This is an on-water class during which you will be fishing.
We offer one or more days of private instruction. We work individually with each student according to their ability and can help those from absolute beginners to those with advanced skills.
You will learn where and why trout hold where they do. More specifically you will learn which situations and conditions require a dry fly, nymph, wet fly or streamer.
The purpose of the class is to help you develop all the skills and understanding necessary to catch trout on a fly rod.
Our schools are sixteen hours of both classroom and on the river instruction.
Our schools are the oldest in the country and our instructors have the knowledge and experience to introduce you to this great pastime.
This course is offered to club members.
This class is designed for the fly fisher who has mastered the basics of knots, casting, and fly patterns.
Wildlife Conservation Corps members Jim Flatley and Pierre Benoist will conduct a seminar for fly fishers with some experience.
The class is designed for building a quality fly rod for fresh or salt water. The novice can easily build a fly rod with patience and this class.
In just a few hours, participants in this class learn to grab line, scissors, thread bobbin, and whip finisher to turn fur and feathers into fishing flies.
The Santa Barbara Flyfishers schedule fly tying classes covering beginning, intermediate and advanced tying.
Beginner, intermediate, and occasional advanced classes are offered.
We are proud to offer a full range of classes designed to teach you to tie your own flies when you can't be out fishing. There are basic, advanced and bass bug classes.
These are held in spring by master tyer Bob Zasoski.
The instruction is free for club members although there is sometimes a nominal charge for fly tying materials.
Members of all abilities are encouraged to attend. A beginners table will be available for members new to saltwater fly tying. The club will provide tools and materials to support this program.
The Boise Valley Fly Fishermen will hold a five-week "Beginning Fly Tying" class. The class is limited to 12 students.
All materials for the course will be supplied for each lesson at the club only. Students must use their own materials for tying at home and must supply their own fly tying tools.
Expert tiers from the East Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited tie their favorite patterns in the exhibit hall every Saturday in March.
Each class focuses on specific patterns.
These sessions give members hands-on opportunities in tying flies as demonstrated by veteran tiers.
Fly tying clinics are free and open to the public. All ages, genders and levels of experience will be welcomed.
One session is for beginning fly tyers and the second is for seasoned tyers.
This class is sponsored by the club for members.
During the year we offer a number of fly tying classes and clinics at no charge.
This class is directed by Jerry Hopewell.
At the Mission Peak Fly Anglers we hold monthly workshops where our members and occasionally guest tiers demonsrate and lead the group in tying new patterns.
Tying classes are limited in size to provide as much one on one instruction as possible.
Ongoing lessons are available to members.
Private lessons are offered.
Attendees will be introduced to the sport of flyfishing and learn about terminology, tackle, entomology, fly tying, reading water, casting and presentation techniques.
Our Fall class series is a Beginning Fly Fishing class for adults.
The class is designed for beginners. This is a great chance to start fly-fishing, and it is free.
The class is designed for beginners and intermediate casting levels. This is a great chance to start casting or improve you casting ability, and it is free.
The goal of this event is to actually teach the children some basic skills (casting, baiting hooks) before they take their turn at the pond.
This class is a combination of the Half Day Class and an afternoon on the water.
Includes Bilble studies and Christian education, on and off the water fishing instruction.
Annual Kid's Fishing Day
Boys and girls ages 6 through 12 will not only learn about fishing, but will get a chance to catch fish during the annual fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Genoa.
Children must attend the fishing clinic in the morning to attend the fishing session in one of the hatchery ponds at 10 a.m. Fishing poles will be available. Lunch, soft drinks and water will be provided by the Friends of the Upper Mississippi Fishery Services.
For more information, call (608) 689-2605.
Members of the Central Jersey Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be at Pequest to let you try your hand casting different fishing outfits.
With families as our specialty, the 2-3 hour Beginning to Fly Fishing class covers basic equipment, important knots and casting.
Learn how to become a more effective Gulf Stream fishermen targeting species such as Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi and Billfish.
This is a basic introduction to fly fishing
“Hooked on Fishing Summer Camp” for girls and boys ages 8 – 14. Hooked on Fishing Summer Camp is a fun, hands-on ecology program that teaches young anglers to “think like a fish.” Campers will learn to fish, or improve fishing skills, explore aquatic environments and learn about Ethical Angling
This course attracts many children.
In addition to diagnosing problems, casting instruction can enhance your fly presentation, increasing your ability to catch more fish in different situations and conditions.
Certified Federation of Fly Fishers casting instructors will teach you advanced casting techniques including the reach mend, wiggle cast, and the double haul. This course is not for beginners.
This class covers the advanced fly casting techniques.
This class will cover casting, line control, and reading water.
Topics include reading water, approach and presentation, casting accuracy, fighting and landing fish, and drift.
The roundtable is designed for all levels of fly tying where beginners can learn from experts and experts can share their tricks and ideas.
This is our second level class for the person getting re-started in fly tying or who has previous fly-tying experience.
This four night class is for those who have mastered the basics.
This class is for the tier who has mastered the basics and is looking to expand their repertoire.
This class is held eleven times over the course of the year.
These classes are offered in the spring.
For those who have established some fly fishing skill and want to learn new skills and improve on technique.
For those who have established some fly fishing skill and now want to move on to new skills and techniques.
These classes are for all students that have completed the Introductory Spey Casting Class above.
The curriculum includes advanced casting techniques, nymphing, fishing the dry fly, emerger fishing, and sinking line techniques.
This class will offer the student a chance to advance their skills in shooting line, forming the loop, single and double haul, roll casting, reach casting and other advanced techniques.
This class meets once for 3.5 hours.
This one-session course lasts 3 hours.
This course meets on day for 6 hours.
This course spans 3 sessions.
This is a beginning to intermediate level course designed to help make fly fishing and insect identification as easy as the ABC's.
The purpose of this introductory course is to provide a beginner's most basic look at the world of fly fishing.
Over four nights you will learn equipment, flies, and stream tactics and practice your casting under the watchful eyes of experienced fly anglers.
This class covers equipment, the proper tackle for the type of fishing you with to participate in, how the equipment works, the best equipment with which to start, equipment maintenance, fly selection, how to find fish and where to go.
We teach the basics of the fly cast, as well as the proper techniques needed to catch a trophy trout on a fly.
No equipment required for this review of what you need to get started.
The purpose of this class is to introduce the beginner to the correct use of fly tying tools, materials and tying techniques necessary to produce durable and effective nymphs, streamers, wet flies and dry flies used in Rocky Mountain Fly Fishing.
This four night class will teach you all you need to know to enjoy a lifetime of creating your own flies for trout, pan fish and bass.
This class covers the tools used in tying.
This course provides students with more than 14 hours of fly-tying instruction by some of the region's most experienced tiers.
This all-day class provides students with instruction in all aspects of flyfishing, including tackle, accessories, knots, casting, entomology, streamside safety and etiquette.
During this two day class you will be taught the fundamentals of casting, knot tying, fly and equipment selection, reading the water, safety, and of course catching fish.
Students learn to build their own custom laminated-wood nets.
This introductory course provides the student with all the instruction to start and complete their first custom fly rod.
This class provides students with several hours of rodbuilding instruction by one of the region's most experienced craftsmen.
This is an advanced course, designed for experienced tyers.
This Course will provide the student tyer with all the basic knowledge, skills, and fundamentals required for tying effective saltwater flies in a casual environment.
This class is about spey casting at its most rudimentary level and will provide a solid foundation to build upon.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources offers several boat safety courses. Boater education is mandatory for any person 12 - 17 years old who will operate a motorboat over ten horsepower or personal watercraft (PWC). Families can spend quality time together by learning to be safe on the water. Whether you choose to go fishing, sailing, pleasure boating, canoeing, or kayaking, taking a boater education course could save your life!
These classes are geared especially for kids to help them learn basic fishing skills through fun, hands-on activities.
This introductory to fly fishing class includes both casting and some fly presentation techniques.
A weeklong fishing and outdoor education class at Univ. of AK.
This is a positive, fun activity for kids.
This youth essay contest is available to 32 middle schools located in Atlantic County and targets 8th graders.
The Reward Fishing Fleet based in Miami Florida offers groups of kids the opportunity to learn how to fish through instruction in habitat awareness,resource stewardship, and ethical angling techniques. We can take groups as large as 50 kids and 20 supporting adults. We use light tackle,and small barbless circle hooks for safety and ease of releasing the fish. We promote the state's rules and regulations, and catch and release only.Our services have been used by Dade County Public Schools for the past two years as a unique and fun field trip.
This class is given once in spring.
Learn to double haul in four (4) easy steps. This class also focuses on loop control for fishing in particular situations or with particular flies.
This intensive one day course will demonstrate the basic skills needed to fly fish.
Throughout the year, the Department of Natural Resources works with local parks departments and fishing clubs and organizations to put on fishing clinics and other events. These are excellent opportunities to introduce fishing to people both young and old.
There are many types of spey casts. You can learn all of them from us.
Let's Go Fishing classes are a great way to learn how to fish or develop your fishing skills. Courses are offered throughout the state by trained volunteer instructors who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to help the beginning angler get started.
This six-hour class will dispel many mysteries in designing and building fly fishing lines.
This class is guaranteed to make you a better live bait fisherman.
Learn about the things that make our aquatic ecosystems tick by using some very interesting activities involving our Great Lakes watersheds, invertebrates and neat sampling experiments designed to get you involved.
A.F.F.S. Member Schools in this region can teach you how to catch fish from some of the most diverse and exciting fresh and saltwater fishing waters.
MinnAqua is a statewide education program designed to teach angling recreation and stewardship as well as the ecology and conservation of aquatic habitats.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is starting up the Kid’s Fishing Clinics in Cedar Key for ages 6-15 beginning June 24th and the 25th, and will follow every Tuesday and Thursday through July. The clinics begin at 9 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. and are located at the Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab.
All participants will learn, but not limited to, fishing basics, the importance of clean habitats and habitat identification, proper catch and release techniques, fish identification, and of course, spend some time fishing! Children between the ages of 6-8 will be required a chaperone to attend the entire program. Students and chaperones should bring their own lunch, and are encouraged to bring their own sunscreen, hat, and personal fishing gear, although fishing gear for the program will be provided. Upon completion of the class, students will receive a rod, reel, and tackle box complete with tackle, thanks to donations from Fish Florida.
Please call Jennifer Saranzak at (352) 543-6089 or email at Jennifer.Saranzak@myfwc.com for details and to reserve your spot in the program.
Three classes are held early in the year.
Becoming An Outdoors-Woman is a workshop focused on the learning of outdoor skills - skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits.
The North East States provide some of the best trout and salmon fishing in the Country along with a variety of saltwater gamefish species from Stripers to Tunas that will test the skills of any angler.
Free Fishing Seminars at Norton’s Dry Dock to be held on March 10th and 11th. Your help in promoting these free evenings of fishing facts and new tactics is greatly appreciated.
FREE FISHING SEMINARS
MARCH 10th and 11th
NORTON’S DRY DOCK HWY 73 & T PRINCETON
Two free Fishing Seminars will be held March 10th and 11th at Norton’s Dry Dock, Hwy 73 & T, Princeton. Each evening, the seminars will begin at 7:00 pm sharp. A question and answer period will follow each presentation. Also, great door prizes will be given away each night.
Wednesday, March 10th at 7:00 pm see media personality, Tony Puccio, co-owner of Bait Rigs Tackle, fishing guide, and tackle designer. Tony has been classified by anglers as an “Angler’s Angler” and the “Sportsman’s Sportsman”. He is serious about walleyes. Come early to get a seat for “Walleye’s by Tony!”
Thursday, March 11th at 7:00 pm Daryl Christensen will be letting out some of the secrets he’s kept to himself, secrets he’s learned on the PWT circuit. Bring a friend or come and keep the secrets to yourself, just don’t miss the ever popular speaker and colorful fishing legend. Walleyes, bass, northern pike and what ever you want to know he’s “Letting out the Secrets.”
Please come and enjoy this years FREE Fishing Seminars. Education is the key to becoming a better sportsperson and this is your chance. For more information, call Norton’s Dry Dock at (920) 295-3462 or email at email@example.com.
Nymph fishing skills are a must. The majority of trout you catch will be with a subsurface presentation. A must for every fly fisher!
ODFW Aquatic and Angler Education is a statewide program, led by trained volunteers, designed to teach recreational angling and stewardship as well as the ecology and conservation of aquatic habitats.
This is a great class for anglers who want to develop trout fishing methods or just learn about one of the finest local trout fisheries.
Designed for the intermediate and advanced angler. Includes instruction on advanced casting and on-the-river fly presentation to wild trout; dries, nymphs, emergers, and streamers with floating and sinking lines.
Our one day clinic focuses on the fundamentals of fly casting.
Class covers all equipment, knots, entomology, casting, and lunch.
Covers casting instruction, knots, and on-the-river casting to wild trout with dry flies and nymphs.
One Day Clinics are intended for those with previous fly fishing experience.
This class is an introduction to saltwater fly fishing.
These seminars are geared towards local trout and smallmouth fishing in streams and for largemouth bass in lakes.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources invites you to
"Step Outside®." We want you to feel comfortable enjoying the
outdoors, so we sponsor a series of hands-ons days where you can participate.
To introduce kids to all kinds of outdoor activities, including fishing, boating, shooting, rock climbing, cycling etc. It is a cooperative effort between state and federal agencies and sportsmen's groups. Event date is April 30 2011 at Riverbend Park in Palisade CO There is no charge for the program.
Local Outer Banks Pro-Anglers, Guides, Captains and Mates teaching local year-round methods for catching saltwater fish in the surf, sounds, nearshore and gulfstream. Daylong seminars,private lessons, group surf fishing weekends, kayak fishing charters and instruction, saltwater fly clinics and Mate-For-A-Day training on your boat.
Find out about Great Lakes issues and human involvement, like commercial vs. sportfishing, allocation and game laws.
This class offers a private version of the introductory course.
These clinics are tailored to the student's specific desires, skill levels and schedule.
Spring Creek Anglers offers private fly fishing instruction at many levels.
This class helps fly tyers who have mastered the basics progress to more realistic, creative and demanding fly patterns.
Our experienced instructors are available by the hour for private instruction on just about any subject related to fly fishing.
With one-on-one instruction, the time it takes to learn will be cut dramatically.
These classes are specifically tailored to the student's needs.
This class has the same curriculum as Beginning Stream Fly Fishing, but the dates and times are set by the student, with one-on-one attention.
This short class will help you break down the sections of the stream and identify the most likely holding places for trout.
Build a fly rod or conventional rod under the expert instruction of LBCC rod builders.
We help you pick out all the hardware and build it on our specialized equipment.
This course spans 6 sessions.
This class is instructed by Dave Burris.
This class will run for six sessions.
This class is for anyone interested in building their own fly rod.
Group and individual lessons are available.
This class is held early in the year.
S.T.E.P. is an environmental education program for First grade through high school. It teaches students about the life cycles of salmon and steelhead trout, the preservation of their habitat, and the sensitive inter-relationships affecting local watersheds.
This is the 101 college level course on all aspects of the sport of salmon fishing. The class is great for the beginning angler up to the pro looking to hone their salmon angling techniques.
Topics include overhand cast, roll cast, and single and double spey.
This seminar is open to the public for a small fee but is free to club members.
AFFS offers group trips to several great fly fishing locations for exciting tarpon, bonefish, redfish, snook and many offshore species.
We offer many programs on fishing and upland hunting periodically throughout the year. Some standard highlights: Programs by nationally recognized experts, Annual "Women’s Weekend" with Dorothy Schramm, Float Tube outings, "Carp on the Fly" program, Fly Rodding for Bass, Lake Erie Steelhead, etc.
Flyfishing & Guide Schools of Oregon offers Spey Casting beginning through intermediate. Be introduced, or develop to the spey casts that will provide the tools and the foundation for you to fly castfor trout or steelhead/salmon. We cover the roll cast, overhead cast, and switch cast for both single and double handed rods. Then move to the single spey, "C", snake roll, double handed rods. This will enable you to cast and fish on both sides of the river whatever the wind direction.
Our programs are conducted in a safe, open learning environment and are especially designed for the beginning angler.
To teach basic fishing skills required to understand the operations in the cockpit area of a sport fishing vessel.
This is our intermediate/on-stream fly casting class for the person just getting started in fly fishing or who has very little casting experience.
Topics in this class include best baits, setting your drift, importance of depth, catch and release techniques, and others.
Our surf fishing classes teach you the basic ABC's of how to catch fish on any given day on the Outer Banks.
This session will get you making the equipment you can use to catch fish.
Topics will include best baits, live bait rigging, deep dropping, and buying the right tackle, among others.
Make no mistake, you will catch a trout during this class!
Two extremely full days of intense learning.
The Outdoor Campus is an outdoor skills, learning and nature center run by the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks in Sioux Falls. The center offers many wonderful programs and classes for all ages. Visit The Outdoor Campus website for more information.
This is an informal session of tying flies, swapping techniques, and general telling of tall tales.
Each morning of instruction will be followed by a guided bonefishing trip on Andros Island's middle-bight, one of the last unspoiled frontiers in the Northern hemisphere. Upon returning to the lodge you can relax at the bay side grill for drinks and dinner, followed by evening discussions of the days events including further instruction on casting and fishing techniques.
Trout 101 seeks to break down the process into simple steps, taking the mystery out of the sport.
This fishing seminar is open to the public for a small fee but is free for FTC members.
This clinic is intended to lay a sound foundation for those new to the sport.
Our two-day clinic combines the fundamentals of fly fishing with practical experience.
We offer both beginner and advanced tying classes where we tie a variety of nymph and dry fly patterns.
Topics include kite fishing, success with circle hooks, reading the water, and catching multiples, among others.
If you are new to fly fishing or have "just gotten your feet wet", this fly fishing lesson will cover everything from equpiment to presentations.
Most youth fishing clubs start in April but a few begin as late as June. Clubs generally meet once a week for six weeks. The children spend the first 30 minutes of each two-hour class learning about fish, where they live, and how to catch them. Then, adult volunteers help the kids use their new skills to catch fish.
The Western States are where some of the most sought after trout fishing exists.
Wildlife Action of Georgia Jr. Angler program is geared towards the Jr. Angler that has little or no fishing experience both male and female anglers are welcome. Jr. Anglers will complete a 16 hr. basic fishing education course and then be able to fish with an adult in our Jr. Angler Points Race. Boats can be Jon boats or canoes. Jon boats must be electric only. We normally fish once a month with the Jr. Anglers.
This class is for women by women. The 5 hours of instructions cover all the basics to enjoy your time on the water, including casting, knot tying and fly selection.
Yearly fishing programs and special events are planned through the Division and ARE Center.
Classes are scheduled when tides and moon are favorable for fishing. These classes are offered jointly with the Town of Jupiter.
These lessons are conducted at local schools.
Advanced Piloting covers more advanced coastal navigation techniques, navigation in tides and currents, and more advanced GPS usage. For members only.
This course develops proficiency and confidence in, and enjoyment of, safely paddling in whitewater of advanced difficulty.
By looking at the big picture and breaking the system down, you'll get a better understanding of just why these markers and buoys are where they are and will have a better handle on how to make sense of them.
This course can be taken online, by studying an 80-page manual, or by cd-rom.
This online course is officially approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the United States Coast Guard and available for most states.
In this course, Capt. Steve gives you the skills to use manual methods to cross check and support your electronic navigation and the tools to give your passengers the confidence to ride aboard with you whether you're heading across the river or across the ocean.
Basic River Canoe focuses mainly on canoes that are designed more for whitewater use and on the student that wishes to "work" or "play" the river by catching lots of small eddies, and doing ferries, instead of just going from point A to point B.
In this course, Capt. Steve takes you through an overview of the Rules of the Road that all recreational boaters need to know.
A unique maritime learning environment geared towards educating people of all ages. We specialize in the all encompassing aspects of boat building and sailing. Hands on training of building and then sailing your own sailboat for people ages 8 to adult.
We have assembled a study guide to help you manage the process of obtaining your pleasure craft operators card.
This is a storybook/coloring book (targeted to children in Grades K-3) with pictures that are suitable for making overhead transparencies and is designed to be used in traditional, instructor-led classes as well as a stand-alone study by a single user.
Learn to be a better boater - no matter how much boating experience you have there's always more to learn.
Online boater license or certification is available for 36 states.
This course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater.
The goal of this course is to introduce paddlers to the technique of rolling an open canoe.
The navigation course is a combination of a printed text/workbook for home study, sample and real time chart work, online animated demonstrations and testing, email instructor assistance, and a private Navigation Bulletin Board.
Cruise Planning covers topics of interest for someone planning a cruise – whether for just a weekend or for a year – including preparation and planning, anchoring, security, chartering, and cruising outside the US. For members only.
Educational Recreational Adventures teaches environmental education, science, and outdoor skills (fly fishing, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, backpacking, aquatic education,wildlife studies,...) to people of all ages.
Engine Maintenance covers the operating principles and basic care and maintenance of outboard and inboard engines, including diesels. For members only.
The course is designed to give the student the necessary tools needed to travel down a moving river (up to Class I) from point A to point B, either sitting or kneeling.
The purpose of this course is to teach beginner paddlers to
safely and enjoyably canoe on quietwater.
FreeStyle canoeing is technical quiet water paddling. It emphasizes smooth, efficient paddling and precise boat control on flat water.
The Online Boating Course is approved to meet the basic boater education requirements in certain states. Be sure to check the regulations in your state.
GPS for Mariners is a modern learning experience that focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by the recreational boater.
A three hour seminar course unraveling the mystery of charts.
This seminar walks you through what you really need to know in an entertaining and interesting fashion.
Instructor Development teaches effective communication skills for not only USPS instructors but everyone, covering various methods of presenting information to others, effective use of audiovisual aids (including PowerPoint), etc. For members only.
Introduction to Canoe focuses on basic tandem or solo canoe skills for sitting paddlers. Presentations include dressing to paddle safely and potential paddling hazards.
Junior Navigation teaches the basics of offshore navigation, including basic celestial navigation using the sun and offshore course planning. For members only.
The course is designed for the person who wants to begin sailing in a small boat, learning each step the right way, and in the process build the skills and confidence that will serve as the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Marine Electronics covers installation and maintenance of both boat electrical systems (AC and DC) and marine electronics (VHF radio, radar, GPS, etc).
The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Navigation course is a comprehensive course to prepare the boater with the knowledge needed to safely pilot a boat.
Navigation is the most advanced navigation course taught by USPS, covering more advanced celestial navigation techniques, emergency navigation, and additional sight reduction techniques. For members only.
While not a course in weather, this seminar explains how just using your own senses can help you determine what conditions you will encounter where you are.
Boat Ed develops and publishes the official state handbook of boating laws for numerous state boating agencies.
The Online Boating Course is approved to meet the basic boater education requirements for Oregon.
The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Personal Watercraft course is a very basic introduction to the safety issues involved when operating a PWC.
Learn about safe boating and personal watercraft, become more knowledgeable about state rules and regulations, and earn a PWC Safety Wallet Card.
Piloting is the first and most basic navigation course, covering chart reading, course plotting, and basic coastal or inland navigation, including basic GPS usage. This course is for members only.
This is an eight hour seminar with the perfect combination of classroom training and hands-on On-The-Water training. It provides an explanation of how your boat handles and why. Film clips let you visualize the maneuvers prior to your experiencing them on the water. It covers use of lines, departing, operating in a fairway, pivoting, mooring, backing, docking, steering - slalom, holding course - range, and quick stop. Included are Powerboat Handling Illustrated, a DVD, and a Student manual.
QuickStart is a brief introduction to paddling a canoe or kayak. Students are presented with basic information on dressing to paddle safely and potential hazards and simple rescues.
In this course, Capt. Steve takes you on a video tour of not only what is required, but also why it's required.
In this course you will learn how to become a safe and knowledgeable boater.
Sail covers everything from the basic elements of how a sailboat works to sail trim, rig tuning, and sailboat racing. For members only.
Seamanship covers basic deck seamanship, marlinspike (knots and ropes), anchoring and rafting, basic boat care and maintenance, and nautical and USPS customs and etiquette. This is for members only.
This course is designed to teach sailing instructors on-the-water group management and instruction techniques for dinghies, multihull and small daysailing keelboats.
This course is designed to provide coaches with information on how to effectively develop performance boat handling and racing skills and to instill in athletes the importance of ethical behavior and sportsmanship in the sport of sailing.
Smart Boating will take you from basic boating to the intermediate level with over 250 menu items, plus complete explanations for all right and wrong answers to over 290 engaging, interactive questions.
In this course, Capt. Steve takes you on a step-by-step tour of some of the most common boating emergencies, as well as the uncommon ones, and gives you the tools to competently handle not only your emergencies, but to render assistance to other boater's emergencies as well.
Learn the fundamentals of safe boat handling and operation, and basic piloting in one comprehensive classroom course. The course is meant to be of interest to the whole family, and we encourage your family to attend as a group.
This 4-hour boating safety primer is designed for those not generally at the helm, and will help you to ï¿½be preparedï¿½ with the basics in case of an emergency.
This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation which you will use. It then shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts which provide essential information about what is around you.
This seminar explains basic VHF operation.
U.S. Power Squadrons provide many skill building opportunities to the general public through a variety of boating safety and education courses, seminars, and marine-related guides. Our instructors are certified regarding their ability to teach and to use of modern instructional techniques. All classes are fun and informative, and bring you into contact with other boaters.
Targeted to youth in grades 4-6, this course includes many of the main points of the adult 8-hr Boating Safely Course.
Weather covers weather forecasting and reading weather patterns on-board. For members only.
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction and preparation to paddle safely and comfortably on whitewater up to Class II.
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