The following questions are some of the most common we hear in the shop. Have you ever asked any of these?
Rivers and lakes are living, changing ecosystems, and there are numerous factors that contribute to how quickly a bug will grow, when it will emerge, and which variation of a fly will produce the strike on any given day. Changing flows, water and air temperatures, elevation, and weather all affect which invertebrates and life cycles are active and available for feeding trout.
We are excited to be hosting Aquatic Biologist & Restoration Ecologist Peter Stitcher from Ascent Fly Fishing as our next guest bartender. Peter will be giving an overview of his PAUSE method for identifying bugs and how they relate to what's in your fly box, which will help you understand how to hit every life stage of the bugs on the water and target trout as they follow and feed throughout the hatch. Done are the days of fishing blind on the river, ignorant of which pattern to tie on!
What is the guest bartender series?
basin + bend's Guest Bartender Series brings various personalities from the hunting, fishing, outdoor and conservation realm into the shop to share their knowledge and perspectives while pouring pints for the guests. We are continually building our advocate army, and this is a great way get out and meet other like-minded folks from the community over a FREE pint of beer!
More about Peter Stitcher and Ascent Fly Fishing
While building trophy trout water and restoring rivers across the US, Peter Stitcher would regularly be sampling invertebrates to assess the health of a fishery and to determine what needed to be done to grow larger, more vigorous trout. Based on this experience, an exhaustive invertebrate database (really big list of bugs!), and a fly catalog of more than 200,000 flies, he now puts that science to work for fly fishermen and women across the globe through Ascent Fly Fishing!
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