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Fly Casting Workshop April 16

WKU Continuing Education is offering a Fly Casting Workshop for anyone interested in learning the basics of fly fishing. The one-day workshop on April 16 will teach participants how to properly identify and assemble fly fishing equipment, demonstrate primary fly-fishing casts and when various casts should be used.

Dr. Raymond Poff, an associate professor in the WKU Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport, will lead the workshop. Poff is a skilled outdoorsman with extensive experience in fly fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking instruction. He has fly fished within the United States and in New Zealand, and he teaches fly fishing courses at WKU during Summer Sessions.

Sharon Woodward, director of WKU Continuing Education, said the workshop is a great opportunity for participants to see if fly fishing is a recreational activity they might be interested in. “Many people have heard of fly fishing but haven’t had the opportunity to learn more about it. This workshop will teach them the basics through hands-on instruction,” said Woodward. “It’s also a great introduction to fly fishing for anyone interested in the upcoming Fly Fishing Montana trip through WKU Study Away.”

Fly Fishing Montana is an enrichment-learning trip that takes place July 18-23 in Missoula, Mont., where Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It and Other Stories comes to life. Adventurers will spend five days trout fishing on the beautiful rivers of the Missoula Valley and exploring the local culture. Groups and solo adventurers of all fishing abilities are welcome.

The fly casting workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 16 at a site to be determined. Registration ends April 7.

Contact: Sharon Woodward, (270) 745-1910.

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