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Tie a Fly, Catch a Fish: An Angling Adventure in West Virginia

Program Number: 5119RJ
Start and End Dates:
5/5/2013 - 5/10/2013; 5/3/2015 - 5/8/2015; 8/16/2015 - 8/21/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Ripley, West Virginia
Price starting at: $487.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Water Sports
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian    

If you’re perplexed by that elusive largemouth bass in your home waters, your best bet to catch it may be a Sneaky Pete. For a trout, try a Royal Wulff. And to land the coveted, put-a-saddle-on-it muskie, a Big Wooly Bugger. There’s no greater joy than catching a fish on a fly you tied. On this angling adventure on three West Virginia ponds, learn to tie flies, cast a fly rod, read the water, find fish and unhook them (without getting hooked yourself).




Highlights

• On a tranquil, 231-acre tract of land, fish on three ponds — two that require substantial walking and standing, and a third pond that accommodates fishermen with physical limitations.
• An expert instructor teaches fly-tying skills in the classroom before taking to the ponds for fly-casting lessons on long casts, roll casting, serpentine casts, parachute casts and more.
• Benefit from expert tips on wading, streamside entomology, fly-fishing etiquette and more.



Activity Particulars

Beginners to intermediates welcome. License not required. Loaner equipment available.



Please note that there may be additional fees for supplies required. Please call for additional information.



Coordinated by Cedar Lakes Crafts Center.




Ripley

Nestled in the Appalachian foothills of the Ohio River Valley in the western part of the state, the county seat of Ripley features a historic downtown and theater and easy access to nearby areas of natural beauty, abundant wildlife and hiking trails.



Accommodations
Picturesque conference center, nonsmoking.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Randy Augustine

A professional fly fishing instructor, Randy Augustine has taught fly fishing and fly tying for over 30 years. He is very involved with Trout Unlimited fly fishing schools in West Virginia, and has been an instructor at Cedar Lakes Crafts Center for 12 years.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Cedar Lakes Conference Center
  Ripley, WV 5 nights
 Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Type: Conference Center
  Contact info: 82 FFA Drive
Ripley, WV 25271 USA
phone: 304-372-7860
web: www.cedarlakes.com
  Facility amenities: There is an outdoor swimming pool on premises.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $65 a night for private room. We have lodging before and after program when available. Must have reservation in advance.
  Check in time: 2:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $65 a night for private room. We have lodging before and after program when available. Must have reservation in advance.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
5:00 PM Dinner in Dining Hall & Orientation 7:00 PM You will be staying at Cedar Lakes Conference Center that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after lunch at 12:30. You will be staying at Cedar Lakes Conference Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free for the length of the program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Ripley, WV
  Nearest city or town:  Ripley, WV
  Nearest highway: I-77
  Nearest airport:  Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV
  From End of Program
  Location: Ripley, WV
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Charleston, WV

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Cedar Lakes Conf Center
phone: 304-372-7860
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$40.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

40 minutes 

   

Need to call in advance to arrange transportation to and from the airport to Cedar Lakes Crafts Center.

 
Driving Directions
  If you are traveling from the east. Cedar Lakes Crafts Center is located about 3 miles off I-77 near Ripley, WV, south of Parkersburg, WV and north of Charleston, WV. If you are traveling from the east, consider I-68 and Route 40 through Cumberland, MD to Morgantown, WV, south on I-79 to Clarksburg, west on Route 50 to Parkersburg, and south on I-77 to Ripley. Many of the by-ways off the interstate are quite scenic, but they can tend to slow your progress (especially Route 33 East, despite AAA recommendations).
  If you are traveling from the west. Cedar Lakes Crafts Center is located about 3 miles off I-77 near Ripley, WV, south of Parkersburg, WV and north of Charleston, WV. If traveling from the west, drive through Columbus, OH on I-70 and south on I-77 to Ripley. From Louisville, KY, travel on I-64 to Charleston and north on I-77 to Ripley. Many of the by-ways off of the interstate are quite scenic, but they can tend to slow your progress (especially Route 33, East, despite AAA recommendations).
Equipment Requirements: Students should plan to bring the following: fly rod, reel & line. Fly tying materials: fly tying vice, bobbin and fly tying thread.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival & Check In/Orientation
(Sunday, May 5)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive for program registration.
 Dinner: Dinner is served 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
 Evening: Orientation will take place at 7:00 PM.
   
Accommodations: Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Class/Entertainment
(Monday, May 6)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served in Lakeview dining hall from 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM.
 Morning: Class starts at 8:45 AM.
 Lunch: Lunch is served at Lakeview dining hall from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.
 Afternoon: Class begins at 1:15 PM and continues until 4:30 p.m.
 Dinner: Dinner is served in Lakeview dining hall from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
 Evening: Evening program will begin at 7:00 PM.
   
Accommodations: Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Class/Open Studio
(Tuesday, May 7)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served in Lakeview dining hall from 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM.
 Morning: Class begins at 8:45 AM.
 Lunch: Lunch is served in Lakeview dining hall from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 Afternoon: Class begins at 1:15 PM and continues until 4:30 p.m.
 Dinner: Dinner is served in Lakeview dining hall from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
 Evening: Open studio will begin at 6:30 PM.
   
Accommodations: Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Class/Entertainment
(Wednesday, May 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 7:15 AM - 8:30 AM.
 Morning: Class begins at 8:45 AM.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.
 Afternoon: Class begins at 1:15 PM and continues until 4:30 PM.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
 Evening: Evening program will begin at 7:00 PM.
   
Accommodations: Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Class/Open Studio
(Thursday, May 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 7:15 AM - 8:30 AM.
 Morning: Class begins at 8:45 AM.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.
 Afternoon: Class begins at 1:15 PM and continues until 4:30 p.m.
 Dinner: Banquet will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.
 Evening: 6:30 PM We will walk through the class rooms to see what the participants accomplished during the week.
   
Accommodations: Cedar Lakes Conference Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Class
(Friday, May 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 7:15 AM - 8:30 AM.
 Morning: Class will begin at 8:45 AM and end at 11:30AM.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM. The program ends after lunch.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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