Saltwater Fly Tying

Saltwater Flats Fly Tying, with Mark Shimazu
Extended Full Day Class: $75 - 9am to 11:30am, Break for lunch, 12:30-3pm
Dates: See Calendar
Instructor: Mark Shimazu
Register: Email or call the shop at 206-362-4030

Join us in the winter for a hands-on warmwater fly tying class with our expert guide Mark Shimazu. He cut his teeth on Hawaiian bonefish, but has traveled the world chasing tarpon, trevally, triggers and every other spooky fish he can put his eyes upon.

Space is limited.
Materials included, please bring your own vice and tools.


Hosted trip guest, M. Ronfeldt, with a nice Christmas Island Bonefish.



Brita's large saltwater baitfish with Loon Products UV head and Flymen Fishing Living Eyes.

SALTWATER FLY TYING - Puget Sound and Beyond

Price: $75 per person, 4 hour class
Dates: See Calendar
Instructor: Brita Fordice
Register: Email or call the shop at 206-362-4030

The patterns covered will relate specifically to our local Puget Sound fishery and are designed to target both Sea-run Cutthroat trout and various salmon species including Coho, Blackmouth and Pink Salmon.

These patterns have proven to be effective in tropical salt water locations as well. The tying instruction for each fly will also include techniques for fishing that have proven successful from Whidbey Island salmon to the saltwater flats of Florida. The following patterns and topics will be covered, but are not limited to:

UV Epoxy baitfish
Salmon smolt (chum baby, bull baby)
Foam Popper
Clouser variations
Spiders and reverse spiders
Application of UV (ultraviolet) glues

This class will increase your overall fly tying skill greatly and the you will come away with an expanded understanding of how to fish Puget Sound with a fly.

Materials (except fly tying thread) will be provided, while the participants are expected to provide their own tools.

Please email us for more information. Happy tying! 


Brita with a nice Puget Sound coho salmon.