Offered since 2008, this course is geared towards beginner fly anglers and people interested in taking up fly-fishing.  Four classes will introduce participants to the basics of equipment, how to tie knots, fly casting, entomology of lakes and rivers, fishing tactics and fishing ethics.  The course will end at a high note with a field trip for some dry fly fishing.  

The following will be covered:

     -Introduction to fly fishing equipment

     -Fly-fishing lakes

          -Equipment and methods

          -Entomology and flies

     -Fly-fishing rivers

          -Equipment and methods

          -Entomology and flies

     -Knots: clinch knot, non-slip loop knot,

          perfection loop, nail knot, and surgeon’s knots

     -Fly casting

Equipment required

The course provides a graphite 5wt fly rod, fly reel, and floating line for fly casting lessons and the field trip. Students need to bring rain gear, hat, safety glasses and pen/pencil. Students should be dressed warmly as fly casting takes place outdoors and some evenings can be cold.

Please contact UNBC Continuing Studies for next offering.

Scenes from the field trip(2008-present)

Fly-casting at Wilkins Park with the FFSBC (2011 and 2012)