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Hunting & Gathering Lecture Series: The Entomology of Fly Fishing

April 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $10
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Join us for a further exploration of the tradition of hunting and gathering, from food and clothing to the naturalist’s habit of creating collections. Each of our six speakers will share their expertise, from identification and use of the object of the hunt to identifying the landscape or phenology clues that will help hunters and gatherers to find what they’re looking for.

Our third speaker is Dr. Diana Six, Professor of Entomology/Pathology at the University of Montana. Her primary research focuses on the evolution and maintenance of symbioses, particularly those occurring among bark beetles, ambrosia beetles, and fungi. Diana is an avid fly fisher and fly tier, and loves hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, and just about anything outdoors that respects nature and the land. Join us for her lecture, The Entomology of Fly Fishing. In this interactive talk you’ll learn about the relationships between the flies you tie onto your line and the insects in the water that they are meant to mimic. You’ll learn how read the water for aquatic insects and turn that knowledge into catching more fish. Does a fly that looks to you like a particular insect look like that insect to a fish? You’ll learn that too. If you fish, bring your favorite fly. We’ll choose a few and test them out!

Check out our full list of speakers and topics here.

Cost per lecture: $10; $5 members; FREE for high school and college students. Purchase tickets here.

Thank you to the Good Food Store for sponsoring our lecture series!

What’s the refund policy?
No refunds available for this event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.


April 24, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $10
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Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States