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National PE Training

National Physical Education Instructor Training in Fishing, Fly Fishing, Canoeing and Kayaking.

Casting games were an important tool to teaching fishing during physical education classes.
Casting games were taught during fishing instruction.

Matt Wilhelm, Federation of Fly Fishers, taught the PE instructors how to teach fly casting.
Matt Wilhelm, Federation of Fly Fishers educator, addresses the teachers about teaching fly casting.


Canoeing instruction was one of the four grant activities.

Teachers learn kayaking as part of the training.
Getting the kayak in the water and the paddler in the kayak are the first two things to learn about kayaking.

Jeff Bloem is the PE Grant Coordinator for the Future Fisherman Foundation.
Jeff Bloem, Future Fisherman Foundation PE Grant Admininstrator, gives some thought to a question posed by grant recipients.

Fly tying was taught at night.
Peer assistance is used during fly tying taught by Charlie Mann of Maine.


Next page, more general pictures.

Recipients of grants from American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), Future Fisherman Foundation (3F) and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) were trained at the Alabama 4-H Center in July of 2004. Fishing and boating are part of a healthy lifestyle, and this training helped physical education instructors throughout the nation to develop model programs. 

For 2005 grants, see the news release.  For more information about sport fishing training in Alabama, contact Doug Darr.  Also see the Future Fisherman Foundation's Web page on the workshop.

Thanks for help from TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group, makers of Blakemore, Daiichi and Tru-Turn hooks, and Pure Fishing, makers of Johnson, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Mitchell and others.

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