Following the same models we've used in the Mayflies, Caddisflies and Stoneflies classes, we will explore those aquatic insects and invertebrates. We will cover dragonflies, damselflies, midges, craneflies, scuds, cress bugs, crayfish and hellgrammites. We will learn about behavior, lifestyles, and how to recognize the common families in Maine. We will look at both preserved and live specimens to think about how to choose flies to best imitate relevant stages of this insect.
Eric Frohmberg has been studying entomology for 50 years and fly fishing for 40. He studied entomology at Kansas State University and Oberlin College before switching directions to Environmental Toxicology. He produces a podcast called the Angler's Entomology Podcast. He is also the resident entomologist at his wife's fly shop - Selene's Fly Shop in Gardiner, Maine.