The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Leisure Skills Course Profiles

Hobby & Arts

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  • Beginning Flytying (LS 176)

    The undergraduate handbook description of this course is…
    The art of fly tying. Students learn basic fly tying techniques and gain knowledge of materials and tools used in fly tying.

    The instructor’s description of this course is…
    Producing imitative and impressionistic examples of natural food items (insects in different stages, fish, crustaceans) eaten by game fish using a wide of materials and tools and techniques

    The most important thing students will learn in this class is…
    The basic principles necessary to tie most flies and gain a foundation to expand their capabilities to tie more intricate and widely useful flies to adapt to any game fish

    The top highlights of this course are…
    Relaxed pace, practical and useful information, and great step by step tutorials

    The Leisure Skills department provides…
    All equipment is provided except a fly box, this includes tools, vices, and materials

    The instructor would also like students to know…
    Usually only one class is needed to tie most any fly once they learn the basic principles

    Students can learn more about fly tying at…
    Hatchesmagazine.com

    Instructors who may teach this course are…
    Tim Burkett

    Sample Syllabus

  • Woodcarving (LS 113)

    The undergraduate handbook description of this course is… Introduction to the art of woodcarving. Students learn about types of wood, tools, carving, and shop safety.