Catching fish is a ton of fun. Catching fish on a fly that you tied with your own hands is even more fun. We’re offering beginning fly tying, a series of 6 classes taught by Eric “Dinty Moore” Olson and David Paul Williams. Students will learn two patterns each class and receive the recipe and materials for two copies of each pattern.
Each class will build on the skills learned in the previous session so by the end of the course students will be able to proficiently tie some very challenging flies. We will learn about thread control, maintaining proper thread tension and training our fingers to manipulate materials. We’ll learn about different tying materials and how to select good materials. We’ll even learn a bit about how to fish the flies we tie. Students will end up with a great selection of trout flies that will catch fish in our lakes and streams, plus a couple of saltwater flies and even a terrific topwater bass fly.
Here is a list of tying tools that students need to bring:
Get the best vise (pedestal or C-clamp) and scissors you can afford. Materials for the flies will be furnished by NFA.
More information: contact David Williams or Eric Olson.
Event organizer and lead instructor: Michael Gallavan
A Beginning Fly Casting Class is being offered to the public. It will be taught by members of the Northwest Fly Anglers. If you are just beginning in the sport or just want a tune up this is the class for you.
There are 5 lessons in total. Each class meets on Tuesday beginning April 2nd through April 30th. Some loaner equipment is available.
Registration Fee: $60.00 for 5 sessions.
To view pictures from a previous class, click here.