May 14th, 16th, & 18th 2021
Call the shop at: (801)-521-6424. Or stop in the shop to sign up.
* We require payment in full to reserve your spot
Learning about the aquatic insects that inhabit our rivers and streams is an enjoyable part of the fly fishing journey. There is a diverse habitat found
within the riverbed that produces the food sources which allow fly anglers to pursue fish with a fly rod. The Western Rivers Flyfisher entomology class is designed for anglers of all levels who are interested in developing a better understanding of the aquatic underworld. This class will consist of two online zoom meetings and a full day
on the water for the 2021 year. The first zoom meeting will be held May 14th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Kigen will provide a presentation covering the most important information regarding insect types, insect life cycles, and insect behaviors for fly fishers. The focus will be on the most important insects for anglers who fish in the West. Additionally, the first session will touch upon how anglers can utilize this information to make informed decisions of which fly to choose and how to present it. The second session will be held on May 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Provo River. The group will use seine sampling to explore the diversity and distribution of aquatic insects on various parts of the Provo river. Learning to identify different types and focusing on those that are the most important to fly fishers. Finally, on May 18th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. the class will have a second zoom meeting to discuss observations from the river and find useful meaning in what they have seen. This class is a lot of fun and will be a learning experience for all involved, including the instructor. To sign up just call into or stop by the shop, class fees are $50 per person.
*Covid-19 and mask notes* - The nature of this class will require that participants gather at distances closer than 6 feet during sampling and observing of seine samples. Because of this, we will follow current CDC guidelines and require masks to be worn when participants are less than 6-feet apart. Masks will be required in these scenarios regardless of vaccination status. These rules are intended to keep everyone safe and comfortable while working together, thank you for understanding.