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Entomology for Anglers (11:370:256)

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  1. Semester: Spring
  2. Period:   T2 (10:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.)
  3. Format: Lecture/Lab
  4. Location: Blake Hall 101
  5. Credits: 1
  6. Pre-requisites and other registration restrictions: None
  7. Required Texts: None


This course will introduce students to entomology as it relates to fishing, specifically fly fishing for trout. Topics for discussion will include the biology of various stream insects, when they occur, how to identify them and what artificial flies are used to imitate them for the purposes of catching trout. Five lectures include a short identification quiz of the insect families of angling importance. Students will also get an introduction on how to tie their own flies.

Program learning goals fulfilled: 1, 2

Course Learning Goals

Student Learning Assessment

Item Percent of Grade
Weekly quizzes will be given in class 90%
Class attendance and participation 10%


Dr. George Hamilton
Thompson Hall, Room 208
Office Hours: Open