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Bugs & Brews - Match the Hatch Talk

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If my college classes had been held at breweries, I may not have gotten A's, but I certainly would have showed up more often! 

Join Aquatic Biologist and Fly Fishing Geek Peter Stitcher at a brewery near you to learn how to Match the Hatch while sipping on your favorite craft brew.  We are partnering with breweries and taprooms across the Rockies for this 1-1/2 hour talk on entomology for the fly fisher and matching the hatch.  Participants will each receive 10 flies and a beer with their ticket.  Aided by high-resolution videos, animations, and craft brews, you will learn how to identify every bug in, on, and around the river and quickly match it to the best fly patterns in your box.   Whether you are just learning to fly fishing or are a seasoned angler, this class will help you dial in what the fish are feeding on and how to choose the best fly patterns to fish. 

Talks go from 6:00 -8:00 pm.  Seating is limited and this talk is always moving locations, so don't miss your chance to join us at your favorite brewery!

Scheduled classes:

Left Hand Brewing: Wednesday December 12th |  1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO 80501

If you work at a Brewery and would to host a Bugs & Brews talk, you can email us by CLICKING HERE.

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We pride ourselves in the production of quality flies and fishing gear, and want our customers to be 100% satisfied with every purchase they make from Ascent Fly Fishing. That's why we are happy to offer a 30 day return policy on all items that are unused, are in brand new condition, and come back with their original tags and packaging.  Items that are returned beyond 30 days will be eligible for store credit, which will be issued in the form of a gift certificate.  Items returned without their original packaging and tags, or items that have been used are not eligible for return.

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.


The Client will be responsible for paying the shipping costs to return the item. Shipping costs are nonrefundable.


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  1. Old guy new to fly fishing

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Jul 2018

    I found the presentation to be extremely helpful in understanding how to get better at fly fishing. The well organized fly samples really help me understand what to do. Looking forward to trying this new knowledge out.

  2. Personable

    Posted by J on 14th Jun 2018

    This class was very easy to be a part of. Brewery atmosphere was very welcoming. As someone who had lots to learn I didn't feel out of place or belittled at all. Peter was extremely nice and easy to talk to. Lots of good information, only thing better would be to be out on the water - which is also an option and will be my next thing.

  3. Great Time

    Posted by David on 8th Jun 2018

    This was the first time I have been able to attend a speech or event put on by Peter and Ascent Fly Fishing. The atmosphere was amazing, the information was so dynamic, and overall this is an event I would recommend to anyone interested in fly fishing. Whether you are a beginner to the sport or an avid sportsman, there is information for everyone. Peter covers the material in a way that keeps you captivated and learning the entire duration. Great job Ascent, keep up the good work and cheers to more education, better stewardship of our rivers, and of course more fish... Beer is great too.


  4. Very helpful and highly recommended

    Posted by Dave Twinam on 15th May 2018

    Lots of very useful information and delivered in a fun and relaxed environment. The beer is a bonus, but the talk was super helpful and educational.

  5. Oracle Teaching

    Posted by John Handzo on 15th May 2018

    Peter is a great speaker. His passion and knowledge is shared with the attendees who attend a Bugs N Brews presentation. It is worth attending a couple of these presentations to comprehend all the information he is providing. I highly recommend these presentation to all level of fly fishers. Besides, his selection of breweries demonstrates his great taste in beer!

  6. Well worth it.

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Mar 2018

    I’m a novice fly fisher so I’m like a spounge for any information but this presentation definitely had something for everyone. I’m very glad I made the effort to attend and would highly recommend it.

  7. Bugs and Brew

    Posted by Jay Ruoff on 25th Feb 2018

    I attended the first Bugs and Brews at Living the Dream. The class was very indformative and informal making it easy to understand. While it may be a refresher ther were tips that were thrown out that was new information Peter’s knowledge and his “laid back” style again made things simple Thanks Peter and Ascent Fly Fishing.

  8. Peter Droppin' Knowledge

    Posted by Brian on 13th Feb 2018

    I had a great time at Bugs and Brews with Peter! Lots of good info. For me, it was a great reminder to pay attention to what our surroundings are telling us. It's how every day of fishing should start, flippin' rocks, and getting out the seine net. The beer were great too. Will definitely attend more Ascent events! See you at the Rendezvous!!!

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