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Fly Fishing Entomology-Session 1: Beginner & Intermediate Level

  • February 05, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Livermore Rod & Gun Club
  • 4


  • Payment must be received within 14 days of registration
  • Includes credit card fee

Registration is closed

Session #1:

Image result for fly fishing entomologyThis class is designed for the beginner to intermediate levels of entomology with the objective of educating attendees to be more effective fly fishers. It will be comprised of three classroom Wednesday night sessions of 2.5 hours each, finalized with a full day (Saturday) session on Putah Creek for a practical discovery session followed by four hours of fishing.

Registration and Costs:

Registration is only available here on the TVFF website. Registration for the first class will cover your enrollment for all four sessions.

Cash price: You may pay by check or cash directly to the Club Treasurer within two weeks of registration and not pay the credit card surcharge of 3.0% if you desire. If you do pay cash you will be put into "Pending Registration" until your payment is received within the two weeks. Late payments will require you to register once again if there is space still available. The cost for this class is $45 for TVFF members and $90 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.  

Credit Card price: Price of $46.35 includes the payment by credit card with the 3.0% surcharge. Guest cost is $91.35 for non-members and guests that includes an annual membership to TVFF.

Class Curriculum:

Session 1: Classroom (Wednesday February 5, 2020) – Time 7-9:30pm • Introduction to Entomology and class goals • Entomology reference sources and guides • Water quality, habitat and biological classification • Metamorphosis, generations, and Taxonomy

Session 2: Classroom (Wednesday February 26, 2020) - Time 7-9:30 -pm •  Session 1 quick review • Taxonomy • Mayflies (Emphemeroptera), and Stoneflies (Plecoptera) • Midges (Diptera), and Caddis (Tricoptera) • Other orders and terrestrials • Clingers, swimmers, burrowers, and crawlers • Behavioral drift • Understanding and imitating sub surface bug movement

Session 3: Classroom (Wednesday March 11, 2020) – Time 7-9:30pm • Session 2 quick review • Understanding hatch charts (Truckee, Hat Creek, McCloud rivers, etc.) • On the stream collection techniques • Collection tools • Collection tray examinations (stoneflies, mayflies, midges, caddis, others) • Arranging your fly box • Final review and quiz

Session 4: Putah Creek on stream (Saturday March 21, 2020) – (Putah Creek parking lot #1, Winters, CA) • Identifying key collection areas • Class assignments and collection activities (tools are included for collection) • Identifying tray specimens • Determining effective flies • Group lunch • Free fishing in the afternoon on Putah Creek.


Rob Farris (Instructor)

TVFF Cancellation Policy

To sign-up for a TVFF Event  that is currently open for registration and chargeable (as set by the Fishmeister), you must both register and pay online, or via check or cash, within two weeks of registering (sent to the TVFF Treasurer) whatever fee is described for that particular Event (trip) at the time of registration. There may be multiple payments required before the trip is actually taken (usually in the case of expensive trips), but it is necessary that you do make payment in the above timely fashion for the initial amount to secure your position on the trip.  However, please note that you are still responsible for the entire amount of the trip if you should need to cancel. 

Once you are registered, there are no refunds for chargeable Events and trips.  In the situation that a member is, for any reason unable to attend, they may resell their registration slot to another TVFF member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists).  New participants must come first from the waitlist in the order they signed up.  The member cancelling is fully and solely responsible for contacting potential members to replace them and notifying the appropriate Fishmeister.

If an event/trip is fully registered and closed to registration, you may still sign up on the Wait List to be notified if there are any cancellations.  In such a case of registering provisionally on the Wait List, you do not have to pay until such time that you clear the Wait List and are confirmed for participation.

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