Introduction to Fly Tying
We will cover basic fly tying techniques, necessary equipment, hook styles and how to read pattern recipes. The patterns we cover in this class will vary, but will include a dry fly, wet fly, nymph, streamer and a fly of the classes choosing. All the patterns learned during class are patterns that are proven fish takers in western waters. Specific flies tied in previous classes include a Parachute Adams, Prince Nymph, Woolly Bugger, Elk Hair Caddis and Stimulator.
The participant will complete the class with the skills necessary to tie a full complement of trout flies. Materials (except fly tying thread) will be provided, while the participants are expected to provide their own tools. A vice, bobbin and scissors are most important, but a whip finisher and bodkin are very useful.
The following are the suggested tools for this class:
Required - Vise and Bobbin
Suggested - Dubbing Needle, Hair Stacker, Hackle Pliers, Scissors, Shepherd’s Crook, Whip Finisher
Please call the shop to register - 206-362-4030