National Physical Education Teacher Training in Alabama - Monday Afternoon Fishing Class
Instructors for fishing included Doug Darr , Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division, and Mark Stephens, Project Fish in Michigan.
The pendulum cast (pitching) lets students learn the mechanics of casting while they can see their reel.
The key to the pendulum cast is to use the wrist and keep the elbow up.
Mark Stephens with Michigan's Project Fish takes extra time to show students how to tie spinner rigs for fishing night crawlers and minnows.
Knot tying can be taught using pieces of plastic coat hangers and eye-screws.
PE instructors learned games that teach fishing and aquatic education (population dynamics).
Tuesday morning Fishing Class.
For more information or better copies of pictures, contact Doug Darr.