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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 shown 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 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:

Thursday, April 9 | Left Hand Brewing 1265 Boston Ave, Longmont, CO 80501 Canceled - This class will be rescheduled after the corona virus has passed

Tuesday, May 19 | Crooked Stave Friends & Family Taproom 1441 W 46th Ave Unit 19, Denver, CO 80211 Canceled - This class will be rescheduled after the corona virus has passed

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. Great Class!

    Posted by Sean on 21st Nov 2019

    Lots of great information on matching the hatch, plus some nice flies to add to your collection! It was definitely worth paying the extra $3 for the class notes to refer to in the future. Thanks for the great class!

  2. Best introduction to entomology

    Posted by Marie Chantale on 23rd Oct 2019

    I highly recommend this course. It happens in a brewery so you can drink (one drink is included) and there is also a food truck you can buy froid from. Hence as you drink and eat, you listen to a very interesting presentation (beats university any day).
    The presentation covers the type of insects that are important to Fly fishing, their characteristic, life cycle and what fly « mimics » what.
    It is super fun and on top of that you get 10 flies.
    Trust me and go :))

  3. Bugs and Brew Colorado Springs

    Posted by Greg Pelton on 26th Sep 2019

    Great presentation on bugs and how they reproduce and how that effects flyfishing! Hope Peter does other presentations again in Colorado Springs.

  4. Best class!!

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Aug 2019

    Learned more about fishing in a few hours then 7 years of fishing on my own.

  5. Nerd out about fishing

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Jul 2019

    I've been to a lot of fishing events but none were as comprehensive as this event. If i can't catch a fish now, it's time for me to pick up another hobby. Greatly informative and essential information to hit the stream with!

  6. Great event!

    Posted by Dave on 24th May 2019

    Go check this out if you have not. We learned a ton and had some great beer. I can't wait to try out the flies!

    Thanks Pete

  7. Great people great class

    Posted by Steven Cooper on 21st Apr 2019

    First time attending a class like this, I absolutely loved it. It was very informative and inclusive. The brewery was great as well. I hope to take another one of these classes one day.

  8. Great info and beers

    Posted by Sam on 18th Apr 2019

    Great presentation with humor, just how this kind of thing is supposed to go.

  9. Fun Event disguised as information

    Posted by Gerry Lipka on 2nd Apr 2019

    Very informative as a semi novice fly fisher. Good discussions surrounded by experienced individuals and good beer.The handouts provided a good takeaway and the fly selection was a bonus. I would attend this again.

  10. Exceeded Expectations

    Posted by Todd Hamlin on 7th Mar 2019

    This is an amazing deal. Great class, plus a beer and a dozen flies for $25. You're nuts if you pass this up. I may do it again. Great information.

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