The Catch and The Hatch

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About this app

The Best New Fly Fishing App
Always Know What Fly to Use - Match the Hatch with Our BUG ID Tool

Free to Use | Fully Offline Compatible | Fly Fishing Courses

The Catch and The Hatch app is the best fly fishing app on the market and includes our BUG ID tool, which helps you match the hatch in seconds to any bug you find while on the river fly fishing. It also provides access to our online courses for existing customers and the ability to purchase them through the app, even offline with immediate access. Use our app to become a better fly fisherman and always know the right flies to use.

Features Include:

1- BUG ID Tool - Identify any insect in seconds. 5 steps or less and the app will provide fly recommendations based on the bug selected.

2- Fly Fishing Courses - catch more fish and take your fly fishing to the next level. Our online fly fishing courses are available on any device and can we taken offline on the river or around the campfire while you adventure.

3- Fly Shop in Your Pocket - Over 5,000 flies and assortments including access to some gear and our online courses, you can purchase anywhere you bring the app. Offline purchases are stored in a queue until you get online.

4- Purchase on the River - See the gaps in your fly box and purchase the missing flies right there on the river, we'll hand-tie them and ship them directly to your door (free shipping always)

Fly fishing can be hard enough without having to struggle to understand what the trout are eating. With the BUG ID tool, you find a bug on the river, and answer 5 quick questions or less to narrow down your results. Match the hatch by matching the bug to the available pictures and choose the insect that best matches. Then, browse through the content to see our recommended flies to use, insect lifecycles and fly fishing entomology related seasonality and insect behaviors so you can learn the essential info you need to match a fly in your box to the one trout want to eat.

Once you download the app, leave it open for a few until the offline data download shows complete. Then you are ready to get out on the river and identify insects, match them to flies and catch more trout.

This app works for any river that has trout and is an essential tool for any angler.

Check out our "additional content" section on the "Account" menu tab for a wealth of additional premium resources, guides and videos on fly fishing.

If you are a customer or have an account with us, you can login and view your existing fly fishing courses you've purchased as well as store your info for easy repeat purchases through our shop.

Share the app with your friends and fellow fly fishermen and be sure to leave us a review and visit us at The Catch and The Hatch online and on facebook.
Updated on
Apr 7, 2020

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13 reviews
George Fleszar
February 7, 2021
Very nice app that helps identify the order of insect and gives background on the life cycle which is useful in choosing flies. It also has different fly pattern suggestions for the different insects and stages of the life cycles. It's excellent. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is I'm hoping in the next iteration they may drill down to specific species, such as a Hendrickson, Quill Gordon, etc. In truth you don't need that level of detail for most streams. But it would nice to have!
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Dan Chamberlain
April 18, 2021
Very limited usability. If you already know the difference between a mayfly and a caddis and a stonefly, then this app is useless to you.
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Emily Rayburn
May 11, 2020
Easy to use and great pictures. We dont fish as much as we'd like but this app will be so helpful when we find the time. We live on a lake and the kids love identifying all the hatches with this app!
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What's new

The Catch and The Hatch
Built to help you in your fly fishing adventures

Key features:
- Bug ID: In 5 quick questions or less, you’ll be able to identify any insect
- Offline purchases: Make purchases when offline
- Favorites: Save your favorite bugs for later
- Courses: Access your course content
- Shop: Browse courses, flies, assortments, and gear
- Other content and videos