CCAC
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Topics > Sports and Recreations


Bicycling From Pittsburgh to Dc: How to Plan, Prep and Pack
$39.00 (1 section available)
If you're interested in riding the 330+ miles between Pittsburgh and Washington, DC on the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Trail, this workshop will answer all your questions. How much training is needed? How many miles per day? What to wear? What to pack? Where to stay? Sample itineraries, plus information on weather, gear, bike repair, accommodations, camping, food, SAG support, and much more.

Caddis Flies: Bottom to Top
$39.00 (1 section available)
This clinic is designed to teach the proper fly tying techniques for Caddis flies. Caddis flies are an important aquatic insect on many trout streams. Students will learn the fly tying techniques necessary to imitate each stage of a caddis emergence, including larva, pupa and adult. Four or more flies will be taught in class with the student tying at least two of each fly pattern. In addition to tying flies, material selection, proper proportions and variations of each fly pattern will be discussed. Patterns sheets, hooks and all materials will be provided. Students will be required to supply basic fly tying tools and should have some fly tying experience and/or Beginners Fly Tying Course. Please call 412.788.7507 with questions regarding these requirements.

Go Hiking! West Hills Hikes
$69.00 (1 section available)
Go hiking at Montour Woods Conservation Area to explore over 10 miles of trails that include community connections to Moon Park, the Montour Trail, and other greenway connections in the works. Navigate land around former Nike missile site and enjoy sustainable woodland trails, streams, a waterfall, human and natural history that is all part of the Hollow Oak Land Trust. Come and appreciate the protected and preserved greenspace. Some trails may include steep slopes and flood plains so hiking boots are strongly suggested. The first class will meet at the Frank Santucci Trail Head located 500 Nike Road, Moon Twp., Pa 15108

Golf Beginning
$69.00 (4 sections available)

Explore the fundamentals of beginning golf. Emphasis will be placed on grip, stance and swing fundamentals as well as chipping and putting. Rules and etiquette will also be discussed. Bring an iron, wood and a putter to class. In addition to tuition paid to CCAC, golf courses carry additional range and ball fees payable to the sites at the first class.


Golf Intermediate
$69.00 (1 section available)

Students will review the fundamentals and advanced swing techniques for more power and focus on intense work on their short game, bunker techniques and playing from uneven lies. Prerequisite: Golf Beginning or equivalent. In addition to tuition paid to CCAC, golf courses carry additional range and ball fees payable to the sites at the first class.


Hiking the State Parks
$59.00 (1 section available)
Spend five Saturday afternoons hiking our southwestern PA state parks. We will hike a different state park each week. Participants should wear hiking boots or trail shoes as trails may be slippery, uneven, rocky or muddy. Hikers should be prepared for hikes from 3-5 miles in length on hot summer days over hilly, undulating terrain. Participants with hiking poles should bring them. The class is held regardless of rain. The first class will meet at Raccoon Creek State Park in the Wildflower Reserve parking lot off SR 30.

Intermediate Fly Fishing
$149.00 (1 section available)
This course picks up where our Learn to Fly Fish course left off. Three full sessions will be devoted to fly casting for distance and accuracy. Specific casts, such as the tuck cast, reach cast, and slack line cast will be taught. Students will build their own leaders during one session. Additional knots will be covered. Finally, equipment, rigs, and techniques for success in specific fly fishing scenarios will be discussed, including: fishing with multiple flies; retrieving streamer flies; fly fishing for other species like smallmouth bass and steelhead. Two years of fly fishing experience and/or a basic understanding of the topics covered in our Learn to Fly Fish course is helpful. In addition to course fees, an optional field trip is scheduled to private fly fishing only water with your instructors. Students are responsible for the fee of the field trip.

Learn to Fly Fish
$149.00 (1 section available)
This introductory class explores the fundamentals of fly fishing. Aimed at the novice fly angler, topics include equipment selection, knot tying, basic entomology and fly selection, reading the water, safety considerations, and where to fly fish in Western PA. Finally, fly casting, the most important aspect of fly fishing, will be demonstrated. In addition to course fees, an optional field trip is scheduled to a private trout stream with your instructors, who are all former fly fishing guides. Students are responsible for the fee of the field trip. More details will be provided at the first session. Waders and boots are not necessary for the class, but if students have their own rod and reel they should bring them!
**There is no field trip for the West Hills Center Section**

Mayflies: Bottom to Top
$39.00 (1 section available)
This clinic is designed to teach the proper fly tying techniques for Mayflies. Understanding the stages of mayfly hatches is an important step in becoming a successful fly fisherman. In this course the student will learn to tie flies representing all the life stages of mayflies, nymphs, emergers, adults and spinners. Four or more flies will be taught in class with the student tying at least two of each fly pattern. In addition to tying flies, material selection, proper proportions and variations of each fly pattern will be discussed. Patterns sheets, hooks and all materials will be provided. Students will be required to supply basic fly tying tools and should have some fly tying experience and/or Beginners Fly Tying Course. Please call 412.788.7507 with questions regarding these requirements.

Pittsburgh Flies
$39.00 (1 section available)
This clinic is designed to teach the proper fly tying techniques for flies in Pittsburgh. Learn to tie effective fly patterns that were born in the Pittsburgh area. Students will tie effective trout, bass and panfish flies that will catch fish everywhere. Four or more flies will be taught in class with the student tying at least two of each fly pattern. In addition to tying flies, material selection, proper proportions and variations of each fly pattern will be discussed. Patterns sheets, hooks and all materials will be provided. Students will be required to supply basic fly tying tools and should have some fly tying experience and/or Beginners Fly Tying Course. Please call 412.788.7507 with questions regarding these requirements.

Stoneflies: Bottom to Top
$39.00 (1 section available)
This clinic is designed to teach the proper fly tying techniques for Stoneflies. Stoneflies are an important food source in many streams and rivers. Students will learn to tie the imitations of several different types of stonefly nymphs and adults. Four or more flies will be taught in class with the student tying at least two of each fly pattern. In addition to tying flies, material selection, proper proportions and variations of each fly pattern will be discussed. Patterns sheets, hooks and all materials will be provided. Students will be required to supply basic fly tying tools and should have some fly tying experience and/or Beginners Fly Tying Course. Please call 412.788.7507 with questions regarding these requirements.

Tying CDC Flies
$39.00 (1 section available)
CDC is the common reference to feathers located near the preening glands of ducks and geese. These naturally buoyant plumes are used to create imitations of the aquatic insects that fish eat. Nymphs, dry flies and emerger patterns will be taught. All materials will be provided.

Tying Flies for Smallmouth Bass
$39.00 (1 section available)
Learn to tie the imitations of the food that Smallmouth Bass eat. Patterns for nymphs, minnows, crayfish and surface flies will be taught. All materials will be provided.

Tying Flies With Deer Hair
$39.00 (1 section available)
This clinic is designed to teach the proper fly tying techniques for tying flies with Deer Hair. In this course students will learn the methods of spinning and stacking deer hair to tie effective flies for trout, bass and other species. Four or more flies will be taught in class with the student tying at least two of each fly pattern. In addition to tying flies, material selection, proper proportions and variations of each fly pattern will be discussed. Patterns sheets, hooks and all materials will be provided. Students will be required to supply basic fly tying tools and should have some fly tying experience and/or Beginners Fly Tying Course. Please call 412.788.7507 with questions regarding these requirements.

Tying Flies With Foam
$39.00 (1 section available)
This clinic is designed to teach the proper fly tying techniques for tying flies with Foam. This class teaches the fly tying techniques for creating realistic and durable flies for trout , bass and other species. Four or more flies will be taught in class with the student tying at least two of each fly pattern. In addition to tying flies, material selection, proper proportions and variations of each fly pattern will be discussed. Patterns sheets, hooks and all materials will be provided. Students will be required to supply basic fly tying tools and should have some fly tying experience and/or Beginners Fly Tying Course. Please call 412.788.7507 with questions regarding these requirements.

Walking Historical Downtown
$59.00 (1 section available)
Join us as we walk historically rich Downtown Pittsburgh. Each week we'll look at world renowned architectural gems found in Mellon Square, Grant Street, the Cultural District, Market Square, the Point, Wood Street, Mon Wharf, and 1st, 3rd, and 4th Streets. Suggestion: wear walking shoes and bring bottled water. Class will be cancelled in event of heavy rain. First class meets in the lobby of the US Steel Towers at Grant and 6th Streets.

Walking Historical Northside
$59.00 (1 section available)
This course is conducted by a 20-year plus experienced tour guide who will give you a distinctive look at the past, present, and future of these North Side neighborhoods. Each of the five weeks will include: Allegheny West, Mexican War Streets, Manchester, Allegheny Center, and Deutchtown. This will be highlighted in each walking tour: the history, architecture, and hidden gems of these unique and rapidly changing landscapes of these North Side neighborhoods. It's a fun way to exercise! The first class will meet at CCAC Jones Hall 808 Ridge Avenue.

 
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