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Go buggy: What every fly fisher needs to know about entomology

Jack Norlyn, a member of the Fly Fishers of Davis, ties a hot pink woolly bugger. Courtesy photo

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From page A6 | July 21, 2013 |

Whether you’re a long-term fly fisher or new to the sport, the July program of the Fly Fishers of Davis promises to be of interest.

The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Cowell Blvd. Michael Parrella, a member of the club, will make his second appearance as a speaker to discuss the entomology of fly fishing. His presentation will focus on “What Every Fly Fisher Needs to Know About Entomology.”

Parrella has taught entomology in the University of California system for 33 years and is currently professor and chair of the department of entomology and nematology at UC Davis. He teaches a variety of courses on the Davis campus, including “Entomology for Fly Fishers,” a course he has taught for the past seven years. With Parrella’s support, the club has taught kids to tie flies at Picnic Day for the past several years.

The “Entomology for Fly Fishers” course tries to simplify and demystify the sport of fly fishing and focuses on teaching students the basic elements of entomology they need to know to enjoy the sport and to catch more fish. Parrella has given numerous fly fishing presentations, including participating in the Fly Fishing Encounter in Puerto Montt, Chile, as well as the Wilderness Unlimited Fly Fishing Clinic held on the Bidwell Ranch (Lost Creek) in Northern California. This is the oldest fly fishing school in the western US.

In California, Parrella primarily fishes the Fall River area where he has a summer cabin. He recently published the article “The History of the Entomology of Fly Fishing” in the American Entomologist. Download a PDF at http://entsoc.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-history-of-entomology-of-fly-fishing.html.

The Fly Fishers of Davis normally meet to swap fish stories at 7:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High. The meetings are free and open to newcomers and guests.

If you’re interested in learning to fly fish, come to the meeting and ask anyone about the club’s introductory and intermediate fly fishing courses. The club also is working on a program for young fly fishers (under 16).

For more information, call Lowell Ashbaugh at 530-797-6722 or visit www.dcn.davis.ca.us/go/ffd.

Enterprise staff

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