What are they eating? Hunters know the importance of obsessing over knowing as much about the food their prey eat and feeding habits of their quarry as possible; it’s even more critical for anglers hunting large trout.

If fly casting is the athletic part of the sport and fly tying the creative part then aquatic entomology is the scientific part of fly fishing. The study of aquatic entomology requires a balanced mixture of on-stream sampling and a good dose of reading and research. I have noted there are four or five extremely useful and informative books that will cover the lifecycles of the four prominent types of aquatic insects and the fly patterns that imitate them. Along with on-stream sampling and studying well written publications on Stoneflies, Caddisflies, Mayflies and Midges. The angler must also experience firsthand trout feeding on these aquatic insect activities and systematically fish the various aquatic insect super hatches. This will allow the angler to merge these three learning venues to further develop a much better understanding of how Aquatic and terrestrial insects will affect where how and when large trout will feed at the surface. 

The basic program is a classroom session with slides, videos and presentations along with discussions on the best books and D.V.D.’s that will help you with the study of this key subject.

Let Stream Weaver Flies introduce you into the wonderful world of aquatic insect activity and the feeding habits of trout. Initially I would like to teach what the four major types of aquatic insects are and their complete lifecycles. Then move on to the vulnerable stages of transition, emergence and spent stages these aquatic insects must transition through. To go from a subsurface environment to a air breathing terrestrial environment and complete the lifecycle and procreate. I would really enjoy helping you discover a whole new world of understanding the real world intricacies of matching aquatic insect hatches with flies that really work in these situations.


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