WSU Fly Fishing Classes

Updated: 3/15/2018

The Art Of Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing 101

Fly Fishing 101 will be a lecture style class covering a range of information about Fly Fishing.  This class is not only for beginners but also for the person who has been around for a year or two and wants to expand their knowledge of this great sport.

Topics covered during this course:

  • Week 1: History of fishing with a fly and fly fishing equipment
  • Week 2: Expand your knowledge of water and start the process of learning how to read water
  • Week 3: Look into the world of fish; cold water, warm water, as well as fresh water and salt water fish
  • Week 4: Explore entomology of insects to better understand the fly tying process
  • Week 5: Participants will get hands on training on how to tie fly fishing knots used while on the water as well as how to rig a fly rod for fishing different types of flies
  • Week 6: Bring it all together.  Question and answer sessions.  Students will receive information about how to buy that first fly rod and reel.  Also how to maintain fly fishing equipment they already own

Instructor: Rick Brown, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club

This course will be held at the Wichita State Hughes Metropolitan Complex Campus at 29th and Oliver on Monday night from 7 to 9 PM.

The class is 6 weeks long.

The Metropolitan Complex address is 5015 E. 29th St. N.

For registration for this class call Linda Ambler at (316) 978-3731 or visit the WSU website.

The fee for the course will be $74.  The class will be limited to 20 students.

 

The Art Of Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing 102: Fly Casting

Fly Fishing 102 is a course for the beginner, as well as the intermediate interested in learning more about the art of casting a fly rod. This course will cover the basic casts needed to get started in the sport. Topics covered during this course will include becoming proficient with the overhead and roll casts. Students will receive hands on instruction on these casts. The course will provide all the equipment you will need.  Please do not bring your rod to class.  It is recommended that you bring pen and paper to take notes.  The class is held in a gym sized room indoors, it is recommended to wear eye glasses and a brimmed hat for safety.  Regular attendance is critical to keep up with the class.

Instructor: Rick Brown, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club

This course will be held during the spring semester at the Wichita State Hughes Metropolitan Complex Campus at 29th and Oliver on Tuesday night from 7 to 9 PM.

The class is 6 weeks long.

The Metropolitan Complex address is 5015 E. 29th St. N.

For registration for this class call Linda Ambler at (316) 978-3731 or visit the WSU website.

The fee for the course will be $74.  This class will be limited to 12 students.

Here is a video of what you will learn to do in this class.

 

The Art Of Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing 103: Fly Tying

Fly Fishing 103 is a course for the beginner, as well as the intermediate; interested in learning more about the art of tying flies.  This course will cover the basic tying technique needed to get started and become more proficient in tying your own flies.  Topics covered during this course will include both wet and dry flies.  How to fish the flies that you have tied.  Students will receive step by step instructions on patterns for both warm and cold water fish.  The course will provide all the equipment and materials you will need.

Instructor: Rick Brown, Education Chairman, Flatland Fly Fishers Club

This course will be held during the spring semester at the Wichita State Hughes Metropolitan Complex Campus at 29th and Oliver.

The class is 6 weeks long.

The Metropolitan Complex address is 5015 E. 29th St. N.

For registration for this class call Linda Ambler at (316) 978-3731 or visit the WSU website.

The fee for the course will be $99.  This class will be limited to 12 students.