Entomology for anglers - Dorset

28 May 2010 23:00 - 23:00

Location: FBA East Stoke, Dorset, UK.

Event description

The purpose of this course is to increase fly-fishers' understanding of entomology, which could make a big difference to their catch. Understanding the life cycle of the flies that are being imitated helps better decisions to be made on what a fish is feeding on, when and where that type of food will be available, and how best to represent that food form. The course will describe certain aspects of the natural fly which can be incorporated into imitations, explain why some flies are more significant than others and why some important flies are often neglected by anglers. It will also involve a field visit to a river site to collect some of the species the fly-fisher encounters. This will be followed by practical advice on how to identify them under the microscope.

Tutors: Stuart Crofts & Andrew Dixon

Anglers Stuart Crofts and Andrew Dixon, have both fished for England at national and international level and have studied entomology for many years. This course will be repeated on Saturday 29 May at FBA east Stoke, Dorset.

Cost: £50

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Freshwater Biological Association

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