Freestyle Fly Tying
Andrew's new classes will be directed at intermediate fly tiers looking to expand their knowledge of various fly tying techniques and materials. Rather than running through a list of standard fly patterns these classes will follow a bit looser format. His goal for these classes is to help his students gain a broader understanding of fly tying techniques and materials that can be applied to many different fly tying and fly fishing challenges.
Andrew has guided and fished all over the world and has been tying flies all along the way. His fly tying knowledge base is deep, gained from nearly twenty years of fly tying experience. Andrew's drive to figure out better materials and unique tying techniques have gained him a bit of notoriety as well. Andrew's tying skills were recognized by Idylwilde Flies in 2007 and he's been a signature fly tier for the brand ever since. Andrew's flies have been called "guide friendly" flies; flies that are meant to be durable, unique, and purpose-driven patterns.
The first class will focus on tying trout flies with foam. Andrew's fly tying is best known for his effective use of synthetic materials, mainly foam dry flies. This class will begin with some simple foam tying techniques and we will progress through some more advanced and unique uses of foam while tying trout flies as well. All while tying effective and functional flies.
Materials will be provided, while the participants are expected to provide their own tools and vise.
The single session classes will last approximately three hours and will be limited to a maximum of 8 participants.
Please call the shop at 206-362-4030 or email us to register.