Know Your Bugs!-Aquatic Entomology For the Fly Fisher-$189.95 CDN (@ $138.00 US)
Know Your Bugs!-Aquatic Entomology For the Fly Fisher-$189.95 CDN (@ $138.00 US)
Know Your Bugs!-Aquatic Entomology For the Fly Fisher-$189.95 CDN (@ $138.00 US)
Know Your Bugs!-Aquatic Entomology For the Fly Fisher-$189.95 CDN (@ $138.00 US)
Know Your Bugs!-Aquatic Entomology For the Fly Fisher-$189.95 CDN (@ $138.00 US)
Know Your Bugs!-Aquatic Entomology For the Fly Fisher-$189.95 CDN (@ $138.00 US)

Know Your Bugs!-Aquatic Entomology For the Fly Fisher-$189.95 CDN (@ $138.00 US)

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There are few things as frustrating as watching trout feed as all your attempts to suggest what they are feeding on fail. One of the essential skills all successful fly fishers understand is the myriad of food trout feed upon in rivers, streams, and lakes and how to imitate them. Aquatic Entomology for the Fly Fisher was created with this in mind!

Matching the hatch, or imitating the food trout eat, is one of the crucial cornerstones of fly fishing. Fly fishers that recognize, interpret, react, and identify trout food catch more fish. 

Aquatic entomologist, fly fisher, and author Rick Hafele and I can provide you with the necessary skills to match the hatch and, perhaps more importantly, help you catch more fish.

Let our over 80 years of fly-fishing experience and love of bugs help you make the correct decisions so you can "match the hatch" through our live, interactive, online Aquatic Entomology for the Fly Fisher course. 

Here's what you will Learn over this 7-session course: 

  • Aquatic insect and invertebrate physiology
  • How to recognize all the different stages of all the major orders of aquatic insects and invertebrates important to anglers
  • Identify key subgroups (e.g., swimmer, clinger, crawler mayflies) in each order that will develop your skills for more in-depth identification of specific hatches.
  • Key insect and invertebrate behavior that directly influences presentation techniques
  • Effective fly patterns for each stage of the different insect and invertebrate orders
  • Presentation tips and tactics
  • The opportunity to ask Rick and Phil your burning questions about insects, flies, and presentation!

Our comprehensive 7-session LIVE course costs just $189.95 CDN (@$138.00 USD based on current exchange rates)

Each session will run approximately one to one and a half hours. 

This comprehensive course includes the following.

  • Live, online instruction through Zoom (Each session lasts 1-1.5 Hours)
  • Recordings of each video session. Yours to watch whenever you wish.
  • Insect identification and behavior, and their relationship to pattern design. 
  • Presentation tips and tactics.
  • Pattern Recipes and images of all the featured fly patterns (PDF Booklet).
  • Exclusive access to the Stillwater Academy private Facebook Group
  • And much more

This course runs as follows:

  • Session #1, Tuesday, March 19, 2024: 
    Intro, Invertebrate life cycles, and what triggers hatches. Latin names, common names, and the basics of invertebrate classification. How to collect and observe important books and references.
  • Session #2, Tuesday, March 26, 2024:
    Mayflies
  • Session #3 Thursday, March 28, 2024: 
    Stoneflies
  • Session #4 Tuesday, April 2, 2024: 
    Caddisflies
  • Session #5 Thursday, April 4, 2024:
    Midges/Chironomids
  • Session #6 Tuesday, April 9, 2024: 
    Damsels and Dragons
  • Session #7 Thursday, April 11, 2024:
    Scuds, Leeches, Zooplankton and Water boatmen, Backswimmers

All sessions begin at 8:00 PM Mountain Time. Don’t miss out. 

Rick and I look forward to you joining us!

More information about your instructors:

Books by Phil include:
Fly Patterns for Stillwaters
Stillwater Solutions Recipes (with Brian Chan)
Stillwater Selections
The Orvis Guide to Stillwater Fishing For Trout

Videos by Phil
Tying Fly Patterns for Stillwaters
Tying and Fishing Stillwater Flies

Learning With the Pros (with Brian Chan)
Conquering Chironomids Volume I (with Brian Chan)
Conquering Chironomids Volume II (with Brian Chan)

Books by Rick:
Complete Book of Western Hatches (with Dave Hughes)

Western Mayfly Hatches (with Dave Hughes)
An Angler’s Guide to Aquatic Insects
Nymph Fishing Rivers and Streams

Videos by Rick:
Anatomy of a Trout Stream
Advanced Tactics for Emergers and Dries
And more…