Fly Fishing Entomology Course

Online & Downloadable Course

Regular Price: $199.99 || Sale Price: $89.00

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Ask any guide, fly shop owner, or respectable fly fisherman and they’ll tell you that knowing the bugs will help you catch more fish day in and day out.


Learn the secrets that guides have been using for years to catch more fish every time you’re on the river. Our online entomology course teaches you how to catch more fish by understanding your bugs and using the correct flies for any occasion.

What You’ll Get with The Course

  • Online, Multi-Media Course – Get forever access to the course
  • Downloadable PDF Version available for offline viewing
  • Free bug seine (mailed to you) to catch insects above and under the water for easy identification
  • Three, 50% off coupons to our entire site

Buy Now for $89.00 

This Course Will Change the Way You Fish

This comprehensive and practical course will teach you the secrets guides use to time and time again catch more fish. This knowledge will help you catch more fish every time you’re on the water.

Learn Your Bugs

We’ve built over 100 pages of content including charts, diagrams and some of the most stunning macro photography of the bugs that trout eat to teach you how to identify any insect and match it to a fly in your box. We also have over 50 fly patterns for you to see to improve how you buy or tie flies.


Take the course at your pace and as many times as you’d like until you’ve mastered the info. Course comes with a PDF download for offline viewing as well as forever access online from any device or browser.


Get a free bug seine that goes over any standard net to help you catch insects streamside. ($25 value – free with course)

You’ll also get three, 50% off coupons to use in our fly shop to help you match the hatch at insanely low prices. ($125+ value – free with course).  Check out our popular Entomology Assortment as a great starting point.

Regular Price: $199.99

Sale Price: $89.00 (55% Off – Limited Time Only)

Change the way you fly fish and start catching more fish

Buy Now for $89.00

Regular Price: $199.99

Sale Price: $89.00

Change the way you fly fish and start catching more fish

Buy Now for $89.00

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Lesson 1 – Midges 
  3. Lesson 2 – Mayflies
  4. Lesson 3 – Caddis
  5. Lesson 4 – Stoneflies|Terrestrials
  6. Lesson 5 – Scuds|Sowbugs|Annelids 
  7. Lesson 6 – Dragonflies|Damselflies|Water Boatman
  8. Conclusion

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What’s Included in the Online Entomology Course

8 Lessons | Length 109 Pages | Videos 16m 30sec

We cover every major insect category that trout eat.  We cover every stage of insect, where they are found, how to fish them and recommended fly patterns to understand how to match the hatch successfully every time.

Fantastic landscape with a river in the mountains.Introduction

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 7 Pages | Video 3m 14sec

midge adults

Lesson 1 – Midges

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 16 Pages | Video 1m 59sec

Minnow_mayfly_nymph_Baetidae-960x636Lesson 2 – Mayflies

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.

Length 19 Pages | Video 1m 12sec

caddis nymph

Lesson 3 – Caddis

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 12 Pages | Video 1m 25sec

stonefly nymph

Lesson 4 – Stoneflies & Terrestrials

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.

Length 22 Pages | Video 3m 11sec


Lesson 5 – Scuds, Sowbugs & Annelids

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 10 Pages | Video 1m 23sec

Lesson 6 – Dragonflies, Damselflies and Water Boatman

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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 11 Pages | Video 1m 29sec


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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.

Length 12 Pages | Video 2m 32sec

Start Catching More Fish

Regular Price: $199.99

Sale Price: $89.00

Change the way you fly fish and start catching more fish

Buy Now for $89.00