Santiam Flycasters

Fly Fishing Lakes
with Rick Hafele

Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m.

Rick Hafele

Rick Hafele is a fly-fishing writer and aquatic biologist who has been sharing his knowledge with flyfishers through books, articles, DVDs, slide shows and seminars for many years.

Rick has a Masters degree in aquatic entomology and a minor in fisheries biology. He has worked as a professional aquatic biologist for over 30 years, specializing in using aquatic communities as water quality indicators. While working for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Rick was instrumental in developing the State's bioassessment program and Oregon's water quality standards for aquatic life.

As a fly-fishing writer Rick penned the "Entomology" column for American Angler magazine for 30 years. He also co-authored An Angler’s Guide to Aquatic Insects and Their Imitations with Scott Roederer (Johnson Books, 1995), Western Mayfly Hatches and The Complete Book of Western Hatches with Dave Hughes (Amato Pub), Nymph Fishing Streams and Rivers (Stackpole Books, 2006). His newest releases are Seasons for Trout and Tactics for Trout (Stackpole Books, 2014), co-authored with Dave Hughes and Skip Morris. Instructional DVDs to Rick's credit include Anatomy of a Trout Stream, the four-DVD-series Fly Fishing Large Western Rivers, plus Basic and Advanced Nymph Fishing, and Advanced Tactics for Emergers & Dries. Read more in our newsletter