Categories

 Loading... Please wait...
Menu

Categories

Top Sellers

Shop Gift Certificates

Biologist Selected.
Fish Approved.

Give the gift of success on the fly to your family and fishing buddies with an Ascent Fly Fishing Gift Certificate.

Streamside Fly Fishing Seminar: Entomology & Matching the Hatch

$130.00
6 product reviews Write A Review
$130.00
SKU:
SEMINAR
Weight:
0.00 LBS
Shipping:
Free Shipping
* Date You'll be Joining Us::
Quantity:
-
+

Product Description

Being able to identify the bugs in and on the waters you are fishing, when you are fishing them is one of the chief skills of a successful fly fisher.   

Join Aquatic Biologist and Fly Fishing Geek Peter Stitcher for an in-depth look at entomology and how to match the hatch.  Participants will meet at the Kassler Nature Center (May, August, September, and October dates) or the Audubon Center at Chatfield (June and July dates) located at the mouth of Waterton Canyon (Littleton, CO) for an in-depth review of trout's aquatic and terrestrial foods, their life cycles and defining characteristics, and the fly patterns that match them.  Upon completion of the classroom portion, participants will apply the topics and techniques discussed by sampling invertebrates on and around the park's lakes and river while finding the best match in their fly boxes.  The class will run from 8am - 1pm, including the streamside portion.

Participants will each receive a handout detailing the life-cycles and defining characteristics of the species that trout eat as well as the fly patterns commonly used to match each.  

Each participant will also receive a complete Fly Fishing Entomology Kit, valued at $35, which includes:

  • Rip-Stop Nylon Match the Hatch Belt Pouch
  • Sci-Fly Fly Fishing Seine
  • Invertebrate Sample Vial Kit
  • Fly Fishing Invertebrate Magnifier & Hook Size Key
  • Fly Fishing Thermometer
  • Invertebrate Tweezers

fly-fishing-seine.jpg        fly-fishing-thermometer.jpg

Participants are encouraged to bring their own waders and boots, a pencil, and a beverage or snack for their time on the water.  

The class is limited to 20 participants and cost $130 per person.  

We look forward to having you join us, providing a fish-eye view of the hatch, and setting you up to make every day a great day on the water!  Book your seat today before it fills up!

pheasant-tail-nymph-crossover-fly-pattern.jpg

 

 

Product Videos

Entomology and Matching the Hatch Class Promo 02:13

Ascent Fly Fishing Streamside Fly Fishing Class - Entomology and Matching the Hatch The ability of the fly fisher to approach a new water and at a glance be able to identify the bugs that are in, on, and around the water, and take that knowledge into their fly box to choose the best pattern is going to be the difference between a day of tight lines and fish in your net, or frustration. In our stream-side fly fishing seminar: Entomology and Matching the Hatch, you will join me, Peter Stitcher, Aquatic Biologist and fly fishing geek, as I take you beneath the surface of the water for a fish-eye view of the hatch. This seminar consists of two hours in the classroom as we identify the bugs on the water as mayflies, caddis flies, stoneflies, and midges, as well as the other important aquatic insect species that trout feed on. You will learn what those flies look like in your fly box and gain an understanding of the life cycle of these bugs. We will also talk about how to prepare for the water in advance, how do we utilize hatch charts to anticipate not just which flies are going to be effective not just during the hatch, but which flies are going to be effective on our target water throughout the year. In the second half of the seminar, we will take the information from the classroom out to the water. Participants will spend three hours sampling bugs and matching the hatch. Together as a class, we will sample both lakes and rivers. We will look at the unique insects that we will find in the lakes and their different life cycles, and determine what those look like in your fly box as well as the unique bugs we will find on moving water. Participants in the class will receive a fly fishing collection kit that will allow them - on their own - to quickly sample the water, identify the bugs, choose the best fly pattern, the best hook size, tie on the right patterns, and then begin catching fish. After taking this class there will be no more guessing which flies to use the next time you are on the water. So if you are ready to start thinking like a fish and fishing like a pro, get on our website www.ascentflyfishing.com, look under classes and clinics, and secure your seat for our next Stream-side Fly Fishing Seminar: Entomology and Matching the Hatch. A special thank you to The Eglis Outdoors for shooting, producing, and editing this video!

  • Entomology and...
    Ascent Fly Fishing Streamside Fly Fishing Class - Entomology a...

Custom Tab

Returns Policy

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.

Shipping

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

 

Product Reviews

Write Review

  1. Terrific Class!!!

    Posted by Ralph Newman on 25th Sep 2017

    The class was perfect for me. I have been fly fishing a few years and definitely had some serious misconceptions about how the "bugs" fit in to the equation.
    I found both the classroom presentation and the streamside work to be invaluable. Peter and his company are real assets to our fly fishing community.

  2. Great class for anyone

    Posted by John Sandridge on 26th Aug 2017

    This class was great for me, I'm still learning to fly fish and having the hands on part to identify the bugs was what I have needed. I recommend this class for anyone looking to improve their fishing. Peter is great and a great asset to all fisher people whatever age or experience level.

  3. Great Basic Bug Class

    Posted by Allan on 30th May 2017

    Peter has a clear and relaxed teaching style hat makes everyone relaxed. The indoor time is spent well, running through the various bug species and their life stages. Water time is great because you actually get to put the morning class into practice by collecting your own bugs. Peter went above and beyond to complete the outdoor portion of the class the following day due to rain - and it was his Birthday! Great class if you want to know what the trout are truly eating!

  4. Great foundational Class

    Posted by Jack Benson on 29th May 2017

    The classroom room portion was a bit of a whirlwind tour, but easily followed. Streamside portion was the best and Peter really connects the dots. I think anyone taking up the sport of fly fishing should consider this class. Peter Stitcher is exceptionally knowledgeable and a nice guy, to boot.

  5. A Great Foundation!

    Posted by John Burbach on 25th Apr 2017

    I've done lots of fishing over my years, and even tried fly fishing some, but now that I've taken this class I realize I didn't know much about fly fishing, or at least about all the food fish have to eat in the rivers and how that translates into selecting the correct flies. Now that I have been exposed to the science of it, I can use that knowledge to discover what I might use from my fly box that will give me a better chance of actually catching a fish!! I strongly encourage you to take this class from Pete to get some fish fundamentals down, what a great foundation for sure!! I look forward to learning more soon and getting out there to fish even sooner! Thanks Pete!!

  6. Great Class

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Sep 2016

    I've been looking for a hands on learning opportunity like this for a long time. Class did not disappoint. After a few hours, I left with a lot of knowledge I can apply when fishing on my own.

Find Similar Products by Category

Being able to identify the bugs in and on the waters you are fishing, when you are fishing them is one of the chief skills of a successful fly fisher.   

Join Aquatic Biologist and Fly Fishing Geek Peter Stitcher for an in-depth look at entomology and how to match the hatch.  Participants will meet at the Kassler Nature Center (May, August, September, and October dates) or the Audubon Center at Chatfield (June and July dates) located at the mouth of Waterton Canyon (Littleton, CO) for an in-depth review of trout's aquatic and terrestrial foods, their life cycles and defining characteristics, and the fly patterns that match them.  Upon completion of the classroom portion, participants will apply the topics and techniques discussed by sampling invertebrates on and around the park's lakes and river while finding the best match in their fly boxes.  The class will run from 8am - 1pm, including the streamside portion.

Participants will each receive a handout detailing the life-cycles and defining characteristics of the species that trout eat as well as the fly patterns commonly used to match each.  

Each participant will also receive a complete Fly Fishing Entomology Kit, valued at $35, which includes:

  • Rip-Stop Nylon Match the Hatch Belt Pouch
  • Sci-Fly Fly Fishing Seine
  • Invertebrate Sample Vial Kit
  • Fly Fishing Invertebrate Magnifier & Hook Size Key
  • Fly Fishing Thermometer
  • Invertebrate Tweezers

fly-fishing-seine.jpg        fly-fishing-thermometer.jpg

Participants are encouraged to bring their own waders and boots, a pencil, and a beverage or snack for their time on the water.  

The class is limited to 20 participants and cost $130 per person.  

We look forward to having you join us, providing a fish-eye view of the hatch, and setting you up to make every day a great day on the water!  Book your seat today before it fills up!

pheasant-tail-nymph-crossover-fly-pattern.jpg

 

 

"> -->

Back to Top