Robert Younghanz, a.k.a The Bug Guy, joins us May 3 for a little science class in fish food titled Aquatic Entomology For The Fly Fisher. Arguably the most common blind spot for the fly fisher is an understanding of aquatic insects, which is the key to fly selection, catching more fish and having more confidence on the water.
This is an in-person meeting at our usual venue, the UNT Health Science Center at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Beyer Hall, Room RES 114. Use the parking lot at Camp Bowie Blvd. and Clifton St. The building entrance is on the south side on the ground floor.
Robert has been involved in the fly fishing industry for close to 25 years. Having traveled to more than 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, Front Range Community College and Pikes Peak Community College. As director and owner of the Colorado Fly Fishing Guide Academy, Robert provided a platform for many anglers to become professional fly fishing guides.
In addition, Robert is a published researcher and has described several new species of aquatic insects. As a contributing writer for Field and Stream’s “Fly Talk” and TROUT Magazine, he offers helpful advice on entomology and fly selection to fly fishers all over the globe. He has presented at a number of industry shows, is a Simms Ambassador, an Orvis-endorsed guide and has conducted entomology classes for both brands at their national gatherings, as well as for Trout Unlimited and other local organizations throughout the Rocky Mountains and across the country.
Be sure and check out Robert’s 2-DVD collection, The Bug Guy: Entomology For The Fly Fisher.