“Always a River” will involve intensive reading and discussion about fishing in addition to writing nature essays. As a class we will also travel five different days to Grayling to fish in the Ausable under the tutelage of professional guides from Old Ausable Fly Shop. Lastly, we will spend at least one day cleaning up the river as a class. The focus of the course is thus three-fold: to explore and read about fishing in literature, especially Michigan literature, to receive hands-on instruction in the art of fly fishing and river ecology, and to require students to write several nature essays.
This course satisfies: AH and “S” Spring Course Requirement.