Entomology, the study of insects, is probably the most intimidating but also one of the most crucial aspects for the successful fly fisher. Going out on the water and not knowing your bugs is akin to being a lifeguard but not knowing how to swim—it just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
Robert has taken his two day class and put them on DVD so everyone can have access to the experience of an entomologist/fly fishing guide. Disc one represents day one—your getting nearly an hour and a half of college level lecture with scientific drawings and close ups of bugs. You’ll learn the lifecycles of stoneflies, mayflies, caddisflies, and midges, what goes through complete and incomplete metamorphosis, and the difference between lentic and lotic habitats.
Disc two represents day two of the class and you’ll go streamside with Robert as he shows you how to properly sample a stream and puts into practical application what you learned in disc one.
Approachable and entertaining, if you did nothing but watch this DVD only once, you’d be armed with more knowledge than 90% of all fly fishers on the water.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robert Younghanz,, a.k.a The Bug Guy, has been involved in the Fly Fishing industry for close to 20 years. Having traveled to over 60 countries, he is an accomplished angler, teacher and guide for fresh, salt, tropical and warm water species. His passion and expertise in the field of Aquatic Entomology has enabled him to travel the world collecting Insects, as well as studying, researching, curating and teaching at Colorado State University, and Front Range Community College. In addition, Robert is a published researcher and has described several new species of aquatic insects. Robert has been a guest lecturer across the Western United States on the topic of Aquatic Entomology. As a contributing writer to Field and Stream’s blog, “Fly Talk”, “The Bug Guy” offers helpful advice on entomology and fly selection to fly fishers all over the globe. Robert is a featured presenter at the International Sportsman’s Expo in Denver, CO, a Simms Ambassador Guide and has conducted entomology classes for both Simms and Orvis guides at their national gatherings, as well as for Trout Unlimited and other local organizations in the Rocky Mountain West. Robert teaches monthly lecture and streamside classes at The Angler’s Covey Fly Shop in Colorado Springs. Look for Robert on WFN (The World Fishing Network) and on-line where he discusses insects, and well as fly fishing on Southern Colorado numerous rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Be sure and check out Robert’s newly released 2 set DVD: The Bug Guy: Entomology For The Flyfisher.