Objectives: Students will learn a variety of techniques for the art of fly tying. Students will make flies that catch fish as well as look good.
Format: A typical class will consist of 2 hours of classroom work per night. Students may bring note taking materials if desired. Room will be open one half hour prior to class if anyone needs extra practice or has questions. This class will have the "In Classroom" session socially distanced, and there will be another session to run concurrently as an Online Virtual class for people who want to stay home, or are too far away to attend in person.
Required: You must pre-register by going to our website and register under the events tab, before December 30th, 2020. If you have a set of fly tying tools please indicate that with your registration (tools are not required for the live class, but they are required for the virtual class). All classes are structured to add knowledge by session. If you miss a class you will need to catch up before the next class. Things we learn later in the class will utilize acquired knowledge from previous classes.
To be successful: Each virtual participant must acquire their own tools. The materials will be sent to you once a week, a week ahead of time, to the mailing address you provide in registration. The tools you will need: Common Vice, thread bobbin, black tying thread 140, and 210 Denier (2/0 and 6/0), bobbin threader, "Dr. Slick Rotary whip finisher, or Cabela’s brand (the kind that freely spins in the handle), hair packer, hair stacker, dubbing brush, fly tying scissors, tying wax, hackle pliers, and bodkin. Optional additions: head cement, multiple bobbins, other colors of thread (red, white, and tan) a wine cork for displaying tied flies, small block of wood with 1/8, -1/4 inch holes drilled in it for tool storage, cheap magnet for organizing hooks, extra scissors, small wire cutters, and small tackle box for storage.