CCAC
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Topics > Sports and Recreations


Bicycling From Pittsburgh to Dc: How to Plan, Prep and Pack
$39.00 (2 sections 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.

Fly Tying Clinic Series
$234.00 (1 section available)
Register for this section to be on the roster for all of the fly tying clinics in the series for a discounted price.

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 Montour Woods Trailhead parking area located on Hassam road approximately 200 yards up the hill from the Montour Trail Hassam Road trailhead.

Golf Beginning
$69.00 (6 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 (3 sections 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
$139.00 (1 section available)
This course picks up where our Introduction to Fly Fishing course left off. Two 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, including one for trout and one for warm-water species. Additional knots will be covered. Finally, equipment, rigs, and techniques for success in specific fly fishing scenarios will be discussed: fishing with multiple flies, "dry-dropper"; retrieving streamer flies; fly fishing for other species like smallmouth bass and - given the time of year - steelhead! Some fly fishing experience and/or a basic understanding of the topics covered in our Introduction to Fly Fishing course is helpful, but not necessarily required. As with our Introduction to Fly Fishing course, we will focus on Western Pennsylvania, but what is learned in this course will apply almost anywhere in the country. 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. More details will be provided at the first session.

Introduction to Fly Tying
$139.00 (1 section available)
Tie your own flies and catch fish! Introduction to Fly Tying is designed for the beginner who is interested in tying his or her own flies. In this course, we will teach you the basic techniques of fly tying. With practice, you will be able to imitate many insects and bait fish that fish eat. Each session will cover one type of fly and one or two fly patterns that represent that type of fly. We hope that this course will make you a better fly tier, fly angler, and ultimately increase your awareness of nature along the stream. Some tools are required: vice, scissors, bobbin, hackle pliers, bodkin, whip finish tool, and hair stacker. Students will not need to purchase tools for the first day of class. Materials and hooks will be provided.

Learn to Fly Fish
$139.00 (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 Art/Architecture Bike Tour
$49.00 (1 section available)
This group bike ride will start at CCAC - Allegheny Campus and go across the Fort Duquesne Bridge to downtown. From there will go around the triangle and discuss buildings of architectural importance to the city and the skyline. Also along the way, we'll go through the Cultural District and stop by various pieces of city art. This will be about a two-hour bike ride on relatively flat terrain covering 5-8 miles.

Self-Defense and Awareness
$39.00 (2 sections available)
This course will bring increased awareness, by providing tips, explanations and practice to better understand good or bad surroundings anywhere or anytime to help avoid unnecessary risks. Students will learn self-defense and how to make it easy to understand basic defensive skills, which will help create more opportunities to get away from an attacker and seek help.

Spring Flower & Waterways Bike Tour
$49.00 (1 section available)
This group bike ride will start at CCAC - Allegheny Campus and go along the bike trail of the Ohio River. We'll cross over the Fort Duquesne Bridge and go into Point State Park. Along the way we'll stop at different plants in bloom and discuss what they are and their potential for plantings in residences. Also, along the way, we'll discuss the Wet Weather Issue and its impact on our three rivers and we'll also talk about Pittsburgh's unseen fourth river. This will be about a two-hour bike ride on relatively flat terrain covering 5-8 miles.

Spring Night Hikes
$39.00 (1 section available)
Welcome spring with a refreshing evening hike. Discover the sights and sounds of the outdoors as the sun sets. Identify native wildflowers and wildlife habitats. Hiking up hills-some of which are steep and strenuous-is a feature of almost every hike. Participants are encouraged to wear hiking boots, as there will be wet/muddy spots. Classes will meet regardless of rain or snow. Don't forget your flashlight! The first class will meet at the CCAC South Campus Nature Trail near parking lot A.

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 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.

Tying Streamer Flies
$39.00 (1 section available)
This clinic is designed to teach the proper fly tying techniques for Streamer Flies. Flies that represent baitfish account for some of the largest fish caught each season. This class is designed to teach the techniques necessary to tie imitations of the minnows, sculpins, dace, shiners, and darters found in our rivers, lakes and streams. 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 the Wooly Bugger and All Its Variations
$39.00 (1 section available)
The original Wooly Bugger is a very effective imitation of baitfish, crayfish, nymphs and leeches. In this course we will tie many variations of this effective pattern, including the Wooly Sculpin, the War Bird, and the Crystal Bugger. 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.

 
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