The Science Behind Catching More Fish

Posted by Julia Reinisch, Contributor | 04.28.2019


With the Butterfly Pavilion


Did you know that you can increase your chances of catching fish by learning how air temperatures, water temperatures, and geological conditions, and life cycles affect the insects seen naturally in a habitat?


Patrick Tennyson, president and CEO at the Butterfly Pavilion came to our Broomfield store and led a hands-on class about aquatic entomology (the study of insects) from a fly fishing point of view.


In the class, Tennyson reviewed the physical characteristics, life cycles, and natural behavior patterns for major groups of aquatic insects including mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, and true flies. After a basic understanding of these facts, the class was able to identify ways to design and wrap flies that imitate the different types of insects commonly eaten by fish.


We wanted to say a huge thank you to Patrick Tennyson for teaching the class!


Learn more about education programs at the Butterfly Pavilion and upcoming fishing classes at JAX.





About the Butterfly Pavilion


The Butterfly Pavilion is known for being the world’s leading Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited invertebrate zoo, featuring over 5,000 invertebrates found around the globe. It was also the first stand-alone nonprofit insect zoo in the United States. Looking toward the future, the institution plans to break ground on a new facility in 2022.


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