aquatic entomology will be presented with emphasis on anatomy
that allows you to recognize the insect groups. Insect biology
and behavior will improve your imitations and your presentation.
Actual specimens of insects will be brought to the class or even
collected as part of the course. Learn the basic patterns that
imitate the insects that fish feed on.
Basic fly tying techniques will be emphasized
and included in the flies tied during the course. Participants
will tie the basic fly patterns styles that will provide a foundation
for tying most flies in the future. This will be a “hands-on” course
that develops specific skills and improves the durability of
your flies. Come prepared to learn some basic entomology and
to tie flies. Suggested assignments will be provided to improve
your tying speed, increase the durability of your flies and allow
you to tie a variety of patterns and sizes.