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At The Catch and The Hatch, we’re passionate about helping you become a better angler. We want to see you learn more so you can get a greater level of enjoyment from your time on the water and catch more fish. We’ve spent countless hours putting together the content below to help you hone your craft and become a master angler. Check out the free content guides below and start your journey to become a better angler.

The Most Important Fly Fishing Guide You’ll Ever Read

Learn the Fly Fishing Framework
That Will Make You a More Successful Angler

We highlight this guide as the most important because with a good framework on how to approach fly fishing, you can greatly increase your success. Reading this article first, before all of our others is highly recommended.

Fly Fishing Entomology Guides

Learn Your Bugs | Catch More Fish

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Basic Fly Fishing Entomology

Basic Fly Fishing Entomology

A Beginner Guide to Understanding Your Insects
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Ultimate Bug Guide

Ultimate Bug Guide

A Complete Guide to Understanding Your Insects
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SNEAK PEAK - Mayfly Lesson

SNEAK PEAK - Mayfly Lesson

Get a Sneak Peak on Our Entomology Course with Our Mayfly Lesson
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Fly Selection Guides

Choose the Right Fly Faster | Catch More Fish

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3 Steps to Fly Selection Mastery

3 Steps to Fly Selection Mastery

3 Essential tips for mastering fly selection
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Improve Nymph Fly Selection

Improve Nymph Fly Selection

3 Tips to Improve Your Fly Selection
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The 4 Kinds of Fishing Flies

The 4 Kinds of Fishing Flies

Learn the Four Types of Fishing Flies
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A Guide to Tying Better Flies

A Guide to Tying Better Flies

Learn Key Tips to Tie Better Flies
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Getting Value From Your Fly Tying

Getting Value From Your Fly Tying

Save Money Where You Can With These Top Tips
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Key Tying Techniques

Key Tying Techniques

Learn the Key Tying Techniques to Become a Better Tyer
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4 Reasons to Know Your Bugs

4 Reasons to Know Your Bugs

Learn why fly selection is so critical to your success
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Become a Master Observer

Become a Master Observer

Learn the Key Skills to Figure Out What Fish Eat on the RIver
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Why I Almost Quit Fly Fishing

Why I Almost Quit Fly Fishing

And Learn How Fly Selection Turned Me Around to Success
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How to Organize Your Fly Box

How to Organize Your Fly Box

The Essential Strategy to Organize Your Box
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Midge Patterns That Work

Midge Patterns That Work

Learn the Top Midge Patterns That Catch More Fish
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Essential Fly Selection Tips

Essential Fly Selection Tips

Learn the Top Tips for Fly Selection
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Spring Bug Guide

Spring Bug Guide

The Top Flies for Spring Fly Fishing
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Summer Bug Guide

Summer Bug Guide

Get the Tips on the Best Flies for Summer
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Fall Bug Guide

Fall Bug Guide

Get the Tips on the Best Flies for Fall
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Winter Bug Guides

Winter Bug Guides

Learn the Patterns for Winter Fly Fishing
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SNEAK PEAK - Entomology Course

SNEAK PEAK - Entomology Course

Check out the Free Introduction to Our Entomology Course
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<span style="color: red;">NEW!</span> - Entomology Quiz

NEW! - Entomology Quiz

How well do you know your bugs? Take our quiz and find where you stand...
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Location Guides

Choose the Right Water | Catch More Fish

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3 Top Public Fisheries

3 Top Public Fisheries

to Fly Fish in Colorado
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Mastering Stream Flows

Mastering Stream Flows

Master the Research Around Streamflows
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Bear Creek Guide

Bear Creek Guide

Check out our Guide on Fly Fishing Bear Creek, Colorado
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Best Kept Secrets

Best Kept Secrets

3 of Colorado's Best Kept Secrets
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Colorado River Quiz

Colorado River Quiz

Can You Name That River?
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Fly Fishing Guides

Master Your Craft | Catch More Fish

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Fly Fishing vs Spin Fishing

Fly Fishing vs Spin Fishing

Learn the differences, pros and cons
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Proper Catch & Release

Proper Catch & Release

Learn how to let them go right, so they can grow
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Fly Fishing Grass Carp

Fly Fishing Grass Carp

Learn how to fly fish for grass carp
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Presentation Guides

Master Your Cast & Drift | Catch More Fish

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Streamer Fishing Tips

Streamer Fishing Tips

3 Killer Streamer Techniques for Trout
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Secret Guide Tips

Secret Guide Tips

3 Tips Guides Use for Catching More Fish
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Tailwater Tricks

Tailwater Tricks

3 Tips for Catching More Tailwater Trout
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When Trout Refuse Your Dry

When Trout Refuse Your Dry

3 Tips to Help When Trout Refuse Your Dry Fly
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3 Ways to Catch More Fish

3 Ways to Catch More Fish

Catch More Fish on Your Next Trip
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Hone Your Nymphing Skills

Hone Your Nymphing Skills

3 Ways to Become a Better Nymph Angler
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Guide to Nymphing

Guide to Nymphing

Complete Guide to Nymphing
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Better Summer Fishing

Better Summer Fishing

Learn the common mistakes in summer dry fly fishing and how to beat them
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Winter Dry Fly Tips

Winter Dry Fly Tips

Learn how to catch more fish on dries in the dead of winter
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4 Reasons to Ditch the Indicator

4 Reasons to Ditch the Indicator

Learn Why Euro Nymphing Will Catch You More Fish
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