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Course Proposal

Prepare for a Fly Fishing Adventure through a new Workshop:

"A Bowling Green Fly Fishing Sampler" 

September 12, 2015



9 - 11:30 a.m.   (Diddle Arena)
Brief lunch/travel time 
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.   (Basil Griffin Park)

-  Fish you can catch when fly fishing 

-  Fly fishing in Kentucky...really?  Where? 

-  Getting acquainted with the equipment

-  Tie your own flies and cast a fly rod

-  Let's try to catch a fish (if you have a license)


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About the Instructor: 

Dr. Raymond Poff


Dr. Raymond Poff is a professor in the WKU School of  Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport. He coordinates the undergraduate Recreation Administration Program and the graduate Nonprofit Administration program at WKU and developed and teaches WKU fly fishing courses.

Dr. Poff has fly fishing experience in the United States and New Zealand and has experience both leading and instructing whitewater rafting and kayaking.

Prior to his work at WKU, Dr. Poff served as recreation coordinator of BYU's Outdoors Unlimited, overseeing the full-service outdoor recreation shop and summer rafting program. He also spent several years as the purchasing coordinator and kayaking instructor for IU Outdoor Adventures and is the former president of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education.

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