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BI 2111: Themes in Fisheries and Aquaculture: Beginning and Intermediate Fly-Fishing

Students in this course will learn all the basics of freshwater fly-fishing, including rigging, knots, casting, fish behavior, aquatic conservation, insect identification, basic fly-tying, the history and tradition of the sport, streamside etiquette, and safety. Additionally, they will explore the literature of fly-fishing and the community surrounding it, reflecting on their time in nature and practicing the craft. The first week of this 2-week course will be spent at Unity College’s Sky Lodge, where students will receive intensive classroom instruction as well as field instruction in fly-casting and on-stream fly-fishing. The class will then move to Trout Lake Lodge in Quebec (just 12 miles over the U.S. border from Coburn Gore) for six days of further work, which will include morning and evening fishing on a private lake full of naturally reproducing, native brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). The instructor is the former Editor & Associate Publisher of Fly Rod & Reel Magazine, as well as a graduate of Joan Wulff’s Fly Casting Instructor’s School.

Co-Requisite: HU 2022 Literature of Fly-fishing
Instructor: Paul Guernsey
Enrollment Cap: 10 students
Course dates: May 16-May 30, 2019
Tuition: $570

 

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HU 2022: Literature of Fly-Fishing

Students in this course will learn all the basics of freshwater fly-fishing, including rigging, knots, casting, fish behavior, aquatic conservation, insect identification, basic fly-tying, the history and tradition of the sport, streamside etiquette, and safety. Additionally, they will explore the literature of fly-fishing and the community surrounding it, reflecting on their time in nature and practicing the craft. The first week of this 2-week course will be spent at Unity College’s Sky Lodge, where students will received intensive classroom instruction as well as field instruction in fly-casting and on-stream fly-fishing. The class will then move to Trout Lake Lodge in Quebec (just 12 miles over the U.S. border from Coburn Gore) for six days of further work, which will include morning and evening fishing on a private lake full of naturally reproducing, native brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). The instructor is the former Editor & Associate Publisher of Fly Rod & Reel Magazine, as well as a graduate of Joan Wulff’s Fly Casting Instructor’s School.

Co-Requisite: Enrollment in BI 2111: Beginning and Intermediate Fly-Fishing
Instructor: Paul Guernsey
Enrollment Cap: 10 students
Course dates: May 16-May 30, 2019
Course Fee: $450 ($225 deposit due March 8th)
Tuition: $1140