Match the Hatch

Match the Hatch


We’re excited to partner with Fly Fish Instruct  for our online education series.  The “Match the Hatch” Online Course is geared towards the beginner/intermediate angler. Understanding basic entomology is key in becoming  an independent angler.  Are you feeling overwhelmed when going into a fly shop and seeing hundreds if not thousands of different flies with names that don’t make any sense? Do you know what fly to start your day with? 

We’re taking some of this intimidation out and providing a course that shares ways of choosing the right fly for the specific water you are fishing.  We’ll start with the basics of how to determine a dry versus a wet fly, fly types and the 4 fly categories.  We’ll then share ideas of how to research flies and the beginning of understanding hatch charts.  Next we’ll discuss the 5 factors to choosing the right fly.  Finally, we’ll finish the course with an introduction to fly fishing entomology and share fly patterns that mimic specific stages of each insect.

Fly Fish Instruct acknowledges the many barriers to fly fishing.  Scholarships are available for those who are unable to afford the class.  Please email to ask for one.  Thank you so much for your support.


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Instructors – Heather Hodson and Megan Hess


Cost$25.00 – Scholarships Available

Refunds – No Refunds.  Can transfer to a different online course at equal value.

Course: Recorded Online

Class Covers –

  • How to Identify a Wet Fly Vs a Dry Fly
  • Type of Flies
    • Dry, Terrestrials, Emerger, Wet Fly, Subsurface, Streamer
  • Fly Categories
    • Searching, Impressionistic, Imitative and Attractor Patterns
  • How to Learn What You’re Imitating
  • Understanding Hatch Charts
  • How to Choose the Right Fly on the Water
  • Intro to Fly Fishing Entomology
    • Mayfly, Caddis, Stonefly, Midge
  • Top 20 Flies
  • Q&A Session

You’ll Receive –

  • “Intro to Freshwater Flies” Online Course Recording
  • “Intro to Freshwater Flies” Classroom Handouts
  • 1.5hrs of Classroom Instruction
  • Weekly Education Emails from Fly Fish Instruct
  • Education Discounts