This Class is Full:
For many who fly-fish, understanding the different insect families, their habits and lifecycles can be confusing and intimidating. This fly-fishing class focuses on Entomology, the study of insects and in partuclar the study of aquatic insects that trout key on. It is taugh by Steve Schmidt, who studied entomology at the University of Utah and collected aquatic insects from most of the west's most popular streams, rivers and creeks.
In his mind this is one of the really interesting and fun aspects of fishing with flies and what separates other types of fishing from fishing with flies. It’s not about the Latin names of the insects we are trying to imitate, although it’s fun to know them, but to understand the habits, life cycles and seasonality of the insects we imitate to catch trout.
For good reason, this two session class on Entomology is one of Western Rivers Flyfisher's most popular classes. The first day is an evening class room session that will cover the different insect families, their life cycles, habits and seasons when they are important to the flyfisher. The second Saturday morning session will take place on a river and will be spent seining it and identifying the insects that we collect. By the time the class is completed you may not know latin, but you'll understand the west's important aquatic trout stream hatches and how to be more affective when fishing them,
May 16-18, 2013