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Students capturing aquatic insects in the class.

Aquatic Entomology Students during a winter class.

Aquatic Entomology Students and Dr. Brad Cook


Aquatic Entomology
For Anglers

With Dr. Brad Cook

Aquatic Entomology is one of our most popular classes. It is a one day course with the morning spent in the classroom and the afternoon on the stream.

Almost essential to mastering the sport of fly fishing for trout is a good working knowledge of aquatic insects. At our school we can help you with one of our popular classes, Aquatic Entomology with Dr. Brad Cook. This is a one day course designed to provide anglers, especially fly fishers, with a general knowledge of aquatic insects and their roles in aquatic ecosystems. Individuals enrolled in this course will gain knowledge on the identification of different aquatic insects, aquatic insect ecology, lifecycles, and fly patterns. The morning will be in a classroom setting where all of the above aspects of aquatic entomology will be discussed in an informal setting. In the afternoon the class will go to a Smokies stream for a "fun time" of collecting and indentifying aquatic insects. You will use nets to catch the insects. All collecting equipment will be provided with the exception of waders.

Aquatic Entomology for Anglers will be taught by Dr. Brad Cook, Associate Professor of Biology at Tennessee Technological University. Dr. Cook holds a Ph.D in zoology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and he specializes in fisheries and aquatic ecology. Much of Dr. Cook's research has been performed on streams in middle and east Tennessee, with several projects relating to trout in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He has been at Tennessee Tech since 1993 and has enjoyed fly fishing many streams and tailwaters in Tennessee during his free time. These experiences have shown him the important link between his professional interests and his love for the sport of fly fishing. Through his course he hopes to share this knowledge with others who enjoy the sport.

Cost of the class is $100 and lunch will be provided.
Class Size: 10 Students with 1 instructor
Class Begins @ 9:00 am

Next Classes:

Saturday May 16th


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