Identify Any Insect in Seconds for Fly Fishing with The Catch and The Hatch App. Fully offline, you can use the BUG ID, buy flies and courses and view courses offline.

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.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

principalbean ,

Fantastic way to ID flies and nymphs in the water

Tap through to narrow the features of what you see and figure out what you find in a stream. Once you know what you are seeing, there’s a list of flies to use fishing that will imitate the real thing.

Twentyfourlo ,

Review: Entomology Course

This review is regarding one of the paid resources that you can buy in the app, specifically the $200 Entomology Course.

I wouldn't recommend paying $200 for this course. It is true that buying access to this course includes (3) 50% coupons for anything site-wide (buying bulk flies) and the opportunity to request a free bug seine for catching and analyzing insects on the river. But it seems like you're paying for those perks.

The thing that struck me about the content of this course is how it looks like an early draft. There are spelling errors, awkward wording, and random duplication of information at points. It's frustrating to be reviewing the content and be distracted, wondering if anyone even ran spell-check before publishing this and listing it for sale for $200.

The information is helpful but none of it is ground breaking and is all readily available for free online. I've seen this course on sale for $50. If it's not at that price point, don't spend your money on this. And that's only because of the coupons and free seine you get with it.


Super helpful

Awesome to have a little help on the river deciding what to tie on. Plus makes it easy to learn my bugs!

App Privacy

The developer, Lucas Gardner, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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