Learn Exactly How to Identify Any Insect & Catch More Fish
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Online Entomology Course
- Become a Fly Selection Artisan & Catch More Fish
- Learn Bugs Both Above and Below the Water
- Get Unlimited Access, Take As Many Times As You Want
- Get Three, 50% Off Coupons for Anything Sitewide
- Get a Free Bug Seine to Catch Insects
- Get a Downloadable PDF for Print or Offline Reading
- Useful for Anyone Who Fishes for Trout (Worldwide)
- Learn Insects and Fly Patterns to Use for Each Bug & Stage
Complete Course for Life: $199.00Buy Now
Everything You Need to Learn Your Bugs & Catch More Fish
Click on the lessons below to view the content and lengths. While primarily a photo and content based course, each lesson has an intro video with real examples to help identify the insects visually.
8 Lessons | Length 109 Pages | Videos 16m 30sec
Length: 7 pages | Video: 3m 14s
In our introduction, we lay out the framework and tools needed to identify any insect, anywhere in the world, and match it to a fly in your box. We cover insect orders, stages, and insect behaviors. With this information, the rest of the course flows together perfectly and makes it easy to retain the knowledge when you’re on the river.
Length: 16 pages | Video: 1m 59s
Midges are present in a river and lake system year round making them a key insect to understand and identify when you’re on the water. Learn how to identify a midge in all stages, match it to a fly in your box and catch more fish. Includes tips on how to fish each stage of midge insects
Length: 19 Pages | Video 1m 12s
Mayflies are the most diverse insect a fly fisherman needs to identify and understand. Learn the stages, flies to use, how to fish those flies and common hatches, colors and sizes to watch out for in the river and lakes around the world.
In addition, since mayflies are so prevelant, we address all the common species like Baetis, PMD, Callibaetis, Tricos, Hex, Isonychia, Green Drakes, March Browns, Hendricksons, Cahills, and even the famous Adams (FYI, no such mayfly as an adams, if you didn’t know that, you probably need this course.)
Length 12 Pages | Video 1m 25s
Caddis are an exciting and highly important insect to trout. Learn what stages hold the most importance to trout and how to match them to flies in your box. We also provide some critical tips to improve your presentation on the river.
Length 22 Pages | Video 3m 11sec
We cover the most exciting bugs to fish in this lesson – stoneflies and terrestrials. Though not alike in many ways, they are fun to fish and are known for producing great summer fishing. Learn about the elusive stonefly and the coveted terrestrials including patterns and tips on how to fish them.
We grouped stoneflies and terrestrials together only to keep length lessons similar. Stoneflies only have two stages and terrestrials only have one that we as anglers have to worry about, so it makes good sense to add them into one lesson. Otherwise, there is really no comparison between the two.
Length: 10 pages | Video: 1m 23s
These insects are fully aquatic and don’t hatch, yet they hold a vital importance to a trout’s diet. Learn about the underworld life of scuds, sowbugs and annelids (worms) so you can catch more fish, especially on tailwaters.
Length: 19 Pages | Video 1m 12s
Fly anglers who love fishing lakes need to pay special attention to this lesson. However, if you prefer rivers, you’d be surprised how many of these insects reside in your local waters and are important to trout throughout the seasons. Learn the insects, patterns and tips on fishing them in this lesson.
Length 12 Pages | Video 2m 32s
In the final lesson, we address some easy tips and tricks to apply the knowledge, a larger framework for understanding how to catch fish anywhere, and anytime. We also provide some epic resources you can print and keep with you that are easy identification guides and hatch charts for insects.
Hear What Others Are Saying About the Course
Complete Course for Life: $199.00
“I did the course. Great stuff. Again I think the photography is exceptional. Clear, well organized info. I learned a few things myself… stone flies have “toes” ! Good work Allen.”
Mike Goldblatt Guide at Blue Quill Angler
“Just finished the course. Great job, I really enjoyed it and feel it was money well spent.“
“I took this course being brand new to fly fishing. Pictures and video were great to go along with the amount of information provided! Once the seine came in the mail (which was very quick) I was able to choose the best fly for that situation and caught a nice trout off it right away! I would definitely recommend this course to anyone looking to learn more about entomology.“
“This is a good course with a lot of information that is usable to the average fisher person. I especially enjoyed that each section spoke about how you would rig your equipment to fish a particular bug or stretch of river. It’s a must have if you are a novice and it is a good read if you are a seasoned veteran.“
“I really enjoyed this course for its simplicity and learning how to find out what patterns you should be fishing and being shown some examples how you might fish those patterns. This course helped me a lot in being able to identify insects in any stage they are in on the river. Information is very organized and neat as well.“
“This course delivered on exactly what they said it would. Learned a ton about all the bugs in rivers and it’s really helped me know what flies to use when I go fishing. Great pictures, helpful diagrams too.“
Become a Fly Selection Artisan
While most can’t even identify these bugs, those that can, still can’t match them to flies in their boxes well. Our course solves the problem of fly selection and turns you into an fly selection artisan.
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