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Fishing Class Descriptions for the Alabama Becoming an Outdoors-Woman® Workshop
Introduction to Fishing—Develop basic skills needed to catch fish: casting, knot tying, lure selection, bait use, fish identification, and equipment choice. See how to fillet fish and have an opportunity to try. Practice new skills in Lay Lake.
Woolly Buggers and Friends—Explore basic aquatic ecology, equipment and techniques used in lure selection for fly fishing. Learn how to tie your own flies including wooly buggers and other favorite fish foods. Becoming familiar with these hand-tied flies that imitate fish foods plays a key role in having a successful fly fishing trip. It is recommended that fly fishing be taken in conjunction with this course. Requirements: bring your reading glasses if needed.
The Bass Class—Learn basic bass fishing theories, equipment use, lure selection, etiquette, and identification.
ABCs of Fly Fishing—Catch 'em on a fly! Learn basic fly casting techniques and learn about lines, leaders, knots and fly selection. Hiking will be involved; wear appropriate shoes.
Angler Adventures—End the weekend with lots of fishin' fun. This class is for participants of BOW fishing classes (above) to try their skills. Seasoned anglers may also take this class. (If you are a beginner, take "Introduction to Fishing," "ABCs of Fly Fishing," or "The Bass Class" first.)