For most anglers, knowledge of insects is their greatest weakness. This class provides an investigation into the world beneath the surface as a trout sees it. Discover aquatic entomology (the study of insects) from a fly-fishing point of view with Patrick Tennyson, CEO of the Butterfly Pavilion.
Learn to distinguish between the multitude of fly patterns and the insects they imitate. Fly fishing ABCs will help anglers of all skill levels learn these important elements:
- Understand and identify the major groups of aquatic insects.
- Know the life cycles of each group and when they are a food source for trout.
- Identify the life stages of insects and their various imitations used by fly fisherman.
- Discover the micro-habitats that are home to specific insect groups.
- Most importantly, know which insects to imitate at the proper times and the reasons why in order to regularly catch more fish!
This class includes a morning session in the classroom and an afternoon session on Bear Creek. The afternoon session will include catching and identifying aquatic insects in specific micro-habitats. We will learn how fly fisherman would best imitate these insects.
Lunch and soft drinks will be provided.
Patrick Tennyson has been involved in environmental education for over 20 years including over 5 years as an Interpretive Naturalist and 6 years in youth and adult program development and facilitation. He presently is the President and CEO of the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado. He has an advanced knowledge of Freshwater Aquatic Entomology.
Please bring waders & wading boots for the on-stream portion of the class.