The Science of Fly Fishing
Denali National Park & Preserve
$261 Alaska Geographic Member Price
$290 Non-Member Price
This course is not being offered in 2012.
Fly-fishing is both a meditation and a science. From the end of our fly line, we will study the interplay of water hydraulics, stream ecology, entomology, and their combined effects on fish habitat. Join fly-fisherman and UAF lecturer Shann Jones for a hands-on exploration of fly tackle and tying, fly-fishing in local rivers, and the science that makes it all possible. Short indoor lectures will be accompanied by river and streamside instruction.
Times and Location
Participants meet at the Murie Science and Learning Center, located at mile 1 of the Park Road. Fishing will occur outside of Denali National Park & Preserve. This course begins at 8:30am on the first day and ends at 5:00pm on the second day.
Lodging and Meals
This course will camp as a group on Saturday night. The campground has no electricity, plumbing or heated areas. Each participant will need to provide their own tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad. Dinner will be provided at the campsite on Saturday night. A continental breakfast and bag lunch will be provided each day.
Hiking Distances and Physical Fitness
Field Seminars are active learning experiences. Participants must be capable walkers, in good health, and equipped for sudden changes in weather. This course includes up to four miles of hiking and/or 1,000 foot elevation gain per day, over uneven terrain.
The University of Alaska Anchorage offers one professional development credit (level 500) for an additional $69 fee. The 10% membership discount does not apply to the credit fee.
Cancellations and/or substitutions that occur 30 days in advance of the course start date will be refunded the course fee, less a processing fee of $25 per space. For cancellations and/or substitutions within 30 days of the course start date, the entire fee will be retained unless we can fill your space. If we have to cancel a course, your entire fee will be refunded. Refunds will be credited to the credit card used during the original transaction if less than 100 days since the original transaction. All other refunds will be made through a mailed check. Please contact our staff to process a refund. All membership purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If you have questions about this particular course, please contact the Murie Science and Learning Center by emailor by calling (907) 683-1269. For answers to frequently asked questions, including alternative ways to register and the cancellation policy please visit our FAQ page here.
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