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An Introduction to the Science of Fly Fishing

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Join Aquatic Biologist and Trout Medium Peter Stitcher for a look beneath the surface of the water and into the mind of a trout.  In this 2 1/2 hour class, Peter will delve into the sciences of trout habitat selection, trout feeding behavior, entomology, and stream dynamics – breaking them down into easily applicable skills for the fly angler to experience greater success on the water. 

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Topics to be covered include: Understanding trout habitat – Where do trout hold and why; What do trout see & how trout vision pertains to fly selection; Streamside Entomology 101 – Identifying Invertebrates at a Glance; Matching the Hatch – tying on the patterns the fish want to eat.

Space is limited to 20 students.  Participants will receive a handout illustrating topics covered in the class and a pack of 15 flies as a companion to the entomology portion of the class.  

The class will be held from 6:00-8:30pm at Jakes Brew Bar: 2530 W. Main Street Littleton, CO 80120.  Join us for a great time talking about fly fishing and some good beer!

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This policy applies to all products we sell with the exception of terminal tackle (leaders, tippets, weights, floatants, indicators, etc.), digital downloads, classes, sale items and Biologist Crafted Fly Selections.

A 10% restocking fee will apply.

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  1. Great class!

    Posted by Josh Kalina on 27th Apr 2017

    Class was great! Learned skills that I will definitely use! Peter is an awesome resource!

  2. Money Well Spent - Fantastic Class

    Posted by Phillip Beckett on 2nd Mar 2017

    This class was a huge benefit to me as I am just starting to learn about fly fishing. I truly enjoyed this class and feel like I came away with more knowledge than I expected. The fly box he gives you illustrating the various stages of fly life cycles is a really awesome teaching tool. Peter is an open book for any questions during and after the course which is great.

  3. Fly Fishing Science - and More!

    Posted by Mark Swalley on 2nd Mar 2017

    I have been a fly fisher for several decades. I feel like I have always known how to read the water and to adjust the depth of my nymphs, but listening to Peter help to reinforce some ideas, and I gained several new insights, including the organization of my fly box. Can't wait now to get back in the river and put it to use!

  4. So glad I attended this class

    Posted by Chad Smith on 2nd Mar 2017

    As a fairly new fly fisherman, normally fishing fly and bubble on lakes. I was very unprepared to make the switch to fly fishing. This class has opened my eyes; now when I look at a river I will know where the fish are, and where I should be dropping my flies. Speaking of flies. Do you know how to match the hatch? Take this class. You won't regret it.

  5. Outstanding class!

    Posted by Steve Hanson on 25th Jan 2017

    Very well done. Good information on how to read the waters and how to determine what the trout are feeding on. Best source of information for fishing for trout that I've seen since I tried to learn how to fly fish ac couple years ago. Can't wait to use this fishing on the rivers.

  6. Excellent overview

    Posted by Dave Taylor on 10th Dec 2016

    I've been reading and hearing about various trout feeding preferences in Colorado for a while now. This was the first time things sort of "clicked"' for my understanding.
    I have mixed feeling regarding the venue: Brewery sounds like a good idea. Actually holding the class in a room full of brewing equipment with pumps or fans or whatever droning along... not so cool. It was difficult to hear.

  7. Educate yourself in the ways of the Trout, you won't regret it

    Posted by Jake Burleson on 6th Dec 2016

    One day a few years back while I was out running errands, I kept driving by signs saying, "Fly Fishing Sale 8-5" and directing me with an arrow which then led to yet another sign. I decided to follow this bread trail which eventually led me to a dude's garage. What could've turned out to be a horror story turned into a fortuitous day for myself and my eventual love for the sport of Fly Fishing.

    "An Introduction to the Science of Fly Fishing" was beneficial to me on so many levels. With this class Peter helps you understand the basics of Trout habitat and the spots on the river you need to take advantage of and the ones you need to avoid. He goes into great detail about how fish see and feed and how to exploit this. Peter also gives great insight into the menu of the trout and the lifecycle's of the Mayflies, Caddis flies, Stoneflies and Midges. He helped me understand that if you have the desire to be more successful on the river then you must really be willing to use your intellect and think and observe. One of the greatest things we can do with ourselves is educate ourselves and with Fly Fishing it's no exception.

    My first day on the river after I took this class I could already see the benefits of it coming into light. Utilizing the "Siene" on my net first thing really gave me a great look into the menu of that particular area. I found myself questioning and observing things more, staying away from spots I would normally waste casts on, and generally fishing smarter.

    Go spend your night at a brewery in a room full of fish nerds and learn something from the Trout Whisperer, you most certainly won't regret it.

  8. Regardless of skill level, this course is well worth your time and money

    Posted by Casey Galloway on 29th Nov 2016

    I've been fly fishing my whole life, but still found Peter's "An Introduction to the Science of Fly Fishing" course well worth my time and money. Even for someone who is confident in their skills and usually doesn't have trouble catching fish, I learned many new things that I know will help me find fish, determine what they're eating, and match the hatch. It also didn't hurt that the class was in a brewery, as beer and fly fishing are two of my favorite things. Thanks Peter. Cheers.

  9. Do It!!

    Posted by Kyle Warner on 3rd Oct 2016

    Peter's class is a MUST for fly fishing beginners. I could've picked up this information along the way with a bit here and there as I frustratingly prowl the internet for knowledge. This class puts everything you need to know about the science of fly fishing into a comprehensive 2.5 hour session and takes the edge off of the learning curve.

  10. More than worth the money

    Posted by Tucker on 20th Sep 2016

    This class equipped me with the knowledge to know what, where, and how trout are eating and how to approach different types of water. Since the class I have had great success on the 4 different streams I've visited, all of which I had never fished before. Peter is a great teacher. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to spend less time guessing and changing flies and more time setting hooks.

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