Practical Dry Flies

One session: $75
Dates: See Calendar
Instructor: Mark Shimazu
Register: Email or call the shop at 206-362-4030

In this class we will learn to tie these wonderful patterns. You will learn the proper tying techniques, use of materials and how and where to fish these effective flies. Some of these flies are old favorites and some are of my own design but they all will find a place as favorites in your fly box.

For the past 40 years, your instructor, has been fishing and guiding the Yakima and have fished thousands of different fly patterns and through extensive opportunities have determined which patterns work and which ones that don’t for a variety of reasons. Mark likes dry flies that float, are visible, durable and most of all catch fish! These ”practical” flies are my go to patterns.

The Yakima River is Washington’s premier trout stream and one of the best hatches on this fertile river is the Fall Blue Wing Olive hatch. Every October this prolific hatch occurs daily and the observant diligent angler can find hundreds of rising Rainbow and Cutthroat trout. This past Fall, we experienced some of the best hatches we have seen in 20 years with hours of rising fish. A stealthy approach, good presentations and most importantly the right fly was the ticket to success.

Please feel free to call or email me at the shop and I look forward to spending an evening with you tying flies and swapping fish tales! Thanks, -Mark

Intermediate tying skill are assumed, and don't be afraid to bring magnifiers. Materials (except for fly tying thread) will be provided, while the participants are expected to provide their own tools.

Please call the shop to register - 206-362-4030