CCAC
Monday, August 2, 2021
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Advanced Fly Casting Techniques
$149.00 (1 section available)
Designed for the fly angler who wishes to refine their fly-casting techniques to effortlessly cast at all distances and to comfortably present flies when faced with on the water obstacles and situations. Specific topics to include: casting tighter loops, learning the single and double haul and when to use them, casting a fly in tight quarters, casting longer distances, dealing with wind, casting weighted flies and sinking lines, fly casting from a seated and / or kneeling position, casting a fly with accuracy, roll casting techniques, and specific presentation casts. Beginner or intermediate fly-fishing lass experience or some fly-fishing experience is needed.

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.


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**

Tying Great Lakes Steelhead Flies I
$39.00 (1 section available)
This class is for anglers who want to tie their own flies for pursuing steelhead trout in the tributaries of the Great Lakes. Four or more steelhead fly patterns will be taught in class with the student tying at least two of each fly pattern. Some patterns taught include: various egg patterns, sucker spawn, the egg sucking leech, the Spring Wiggler, polar shrimp, Emerald Shiner, and others.

Tying Great Lakes Steelhead Flies II
$39.00 (1 section available)
This class is for anglers who want to tie their own flies for pursuing steelhead trout in the tributaries of the Great Lakes. Four or more steelhead fly patterns will be taught in class with the student tying at least two of each fly pattern. Some patterns taught include: various egg patterns, sucker spawn, the egg sucking leech, the Spring Wiggler, polar shrimp, Emerald Shiner, and others. Note: Fly patterns taught in Steelhead Flies I will be different from fly patterns taught in Steelhead Flies II. Steelhead Flies I is not required for Steelhead Flies II.

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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