5119
Ripley
Tie a Fly, Catch a Fish: An Angling Adventure in West Virginia
Get hooked on a great fishing adventure in West Virginia, where you’ll learn about fly-tying, hear lectures on river ecology and, of course, enjoy the thrill of catching fish!
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Program No. 5119RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
599
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
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At a Glance

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).
Activity Level
Easy
Beginners to intermediates welcome. License not required. Loaner equipment available.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

Please note that there may be additional fees for supplies required. Please call for additional information. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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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.
Randy Augustine
Coordinated by Cedar Lakes Crafts Center.