Western Kentucky University

American Traveler

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American Traveler is a short-term, noncredit program managed by Study Away that is designed to provide intense, unique travel experience to fascinating locations.


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Fly Fishing Montana

Explore the exciting lifelong pursuit of fly fishing on Montana's world renowned rivers. This exciting outdoor adventure includes becoming acquainted with fly fishing and fly tying equipment, proper fishing techniques, and environmental practices.

 

Anticipated Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire an understanding of fly fishing equipment.
  • Be able to tie key knots needed for fly fishing
  • Effectively tie common fly patterns.
  • Demonstrate proper fly casting techniques
  • Effectively present flies when fishing on flat and moving water.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of entomology as it relates to fishing.

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years of age or older, regardless of parental consent.
  • Complete American Traveler registration process.
  • For-credit option available.
  • No previous fishing experience is necessary!

Program Design

  • This workshop focuses on fly fishing including fly tying, casting and fishing.
  • Fly-fishing equipment will be provided.
  • Open to all students, faculty, and staff.
  • No fishing experience necessary.
  • The group will include noncredit and for-credit participants.

Additional Information

  • The group will meet in Missoula, Montana. We will meet at various locations in the Missoula area for field-based instruction. 
  • Participants should expect to get wet and dirty when fishing so wear suitable clothing and footwear.
  • Participants need to supply a hat and sunglasses or eyeglasses to wear when casting a fly rod with a fly.

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Program Package

  • Includes: Fishing License, Fly Fishing Tying Kit, Program Souvenir T-shirt, Accommodations, Some Meals, and All Group Excursions with Fishing Guide
  • Not included in program fee: Some Meals, Airfare and Personal Spending Money.

Planned Itinerary

July 28 

Fly to Missoula, MT – hotel shuttle to the hotel.

July 29 

Meet for breakfast. Morning instruction at hotel. Lunch on your own. On-the-river instruction beginning at 1pm. Have dinner on the river

July 30

Meet for breakfast. On-the-river instruction beginning at ~8am. Lunch on the river. Dinner on your own.

July 31

Half-day instruction (off-the-river). Half-day to explore Missoula and relax.

August 1

Meet for breakfast. On-the-river instruction beginning at ~8am. Lunch on the river. Dinner on your own.

August 2

 Meet for breakfast. On-the-river instruction beginning at ~8am. Lunch on the river. Dinner on your own.

August 3

Meet for breakfast. Half-day to explore Missoula. Say goodbye to your new friends as the program ends and depart for home.

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Register Now!

Program Leader:

Location:

  • Missoula, Montana

Term:

  • Summer 2013

Cost:

  • $1,975
    Payment schedule coming soon. 
    Does not include airfare

Registration:

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