Conquering Chironomids Master Class-$189.95 CDN
Conquering Chironomids Master Class-$189.95 CDN
Conquering Chironomids Master Class-$189.95 CDN

Conquering Chironomids Master Class-$189.95 CDN

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Chironomids, aka midges or buzzers, occur in staggering populations across productive stillwaters worldwide.  With over 2500 species in western North America alone, chironomids outnumber all other aquatic insects in stillwaters combined!  For many anglers learning how to catch fish on chironomid patterns is a frustrating experience.  Let us remove that frustration for you.

If you want to enjoy the greatest success fly fishing lakes, it is crucial to learn all you can about chironomids, including the fly patterns and presentation techniques necessary for consistent success.

Join us for our Conquering Chironomids live, 11-session online course.  With their over 75 years of combined, on-the-water, stillwater fly fishing experience, Brian and Phil will show you the tricks, techniques, and patterns they use to be consistently successful. This course is a must for any fly fisher wishing to be a more successful stillwater fly fisher.

The cost for our comprehensive 11-session LIVE course is just $189.95 CDN.

Over the 11, minimum 1.5-hour, online sessions this detailed course contains, you will learn the following:

This comprehensive course includes the following:

  • Eleven live online Zoom sessions, minimum 1.5 hours/session.
  • Unlimited access to each session recording so you can review the content over and over or if you can’t make a session.
  • Detailed, comprehensive presentation techniques sessions including floating lines with and without indicators, slow sinking lines, fast sinking lines, adult and emerger tactics.
  • Boat set up, including integrating electronics into your chironomid presentations
  • On-camera leader and knots construction, including droppers
  • How to match, tie, and fish larvae, pupa, and adults, including emergers.
  • Phil and Brian will dedicate two sessions to teach and demonstrate how to tie a variety of their favorite chironomid patterns, covering a range of styles and tying options. 
  • Entomology and the relationship to pattern design and material choice. 
  • Fly Pattern Recipes, including images (PDF).
  • Materials Listing (You are welcome and encouraged to tie along with Phil and Brian)-Provided to you prior to the start of the course (PDF).
  • Discount Codes for Canadian Llama and Fly Fish Food for fly tying material purchases
  • Conquering Chironomids Volumes I and II  digital download (provided to you when you register.)
  • One-time, 20% discount code, applicable to any purchase within our Stillwater Fly Fishing Store.
  • Access to the Stillwater Academy private Facebook Group

 Our 11-session course begins on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 8 PM Mountain Time/7 pm Pacific Time.

Course Outline and Session Dates

  • Session #1 Thursday, March 16, 2023: Understanding the Chironomid Life Cycle
  • Session #2 Monday, March 27, 2023: Rods, Lines, Gear, and Accessories
  • Session #3 Wednesday, March 29, 2023: Leaders, Knots and Droppers (On Camera Leader, Knots and Droppers Construction)
  • Session #4 Thursday, March 30, 2023: Boat Setup and Importance of Depth Sounders
  • Session #5 Tuesday, April 4, 2023: Strike Indicator Techniques
  • Session #6 Thursday, April 6, 2023: Floating Line Long Leader Tactics and Techniques (Naked Technique)
  • Session #7 Monday, April 10, 2023: Sinking Lines Tactics and Techniques
  • Session #8 Thursday, April 13, 2023: Adult & Emerger Tactics and Techniques
  • Session #9 Tuesday, April 18, 2023: Favourite Patterns (On Camera Tying Session With Brian)
  • Session #10 Wednesday, April 19, 2023: Favourite Patterns (On Camera Tying Session With Phil)
  • Session #11: Monday, April 24, 2023: Course Review and Open Q & A

Don’t miss out. This is the only time Phil and Brian will host this live educational event this year.