CCAC
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Topics > Sports and Recreations


Freshwater Fishing Beginning
$109.00 (1 section available)
Join Karen Gainey, host of TV's "Karen's Fishing Corner" to explore the basics of fishing in western Pennsylvania. Learn how to find and catch trout, muskie, pike, bass and other game fish in the lakes, streams and rivers in our area. Topics include rods, reels, baits and lures. An introduction to fly fishing and a field trip will also be included.

Golf At Sunset Golf Range
$129.00 (1 section available)
Sunset Golf is one of the few golf ranges in Western Pennsylvania to use K-VEST in their lessons. K-VEST is a completely mobile, easy to use, interactive system that combines 3-D analysis and real-time feedback for students. This class will explore the fundamentals of beginning golf. Topics will include grip, stance and swing fundamentals, as well as chipping and putting. Rules and etiquette will also be discussed. Students should bring an iron, wood, and 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. Please see ad on next page for additional costs.

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
$129.00 (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
$129.00 (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 (for example, "streamers") and one or two fly patterns that represent that type of fly ("white marabou streamer" and "woolly bugger"). 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
$99.00 (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**

Self-Defense and Awareness
$39.00 (1 section 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.

Tying Warm Water Flies
$89.00 (1 section available)
Tying Warm Water Flies is designed for the angler who wants to tie his or her own flies for pursuing warm water game fish. In this course, you will learn how to choose the right fly pattern for the fishing situation and begin to build a working selection of warm water flies. Topics to be covered include: fly design, fly size, fly color, and fly selection. Warm water flies fall into the following categories: top water flies, floating/diving flies, subsurface flies, and bottom bouncing flies. You will learn to tie patterns from each category (for example, the sparkle grub, the Clouser deep minnow, the crippled minnow, and the Clouser crayfish). 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. Sign up for the companion course, Warm Water Fly Fishing, in Summer 2019!

 
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