Please view our Class Cancellation Policy here before booking a class.

Fly Tying Courses

Fly Tying 1.1 Intro to Fly Tying ($30)

Jump ahead on the learning curve by taking our introductory class to fly tying. Tying your own flies keeps you connected to the sport, is a great way to relax, and gives you a deeper appreciation for the fish and their prey. Plus, catching a fish on a fly you tied is awesome! The class will be 3 hours long. By the end of the class you will have a foundational understanding of fly tying techniques, tools, materials, and patterns. To give you a broad exposure to fly tying we will tie a standard dry fly, nymph, and streamer as well as additional flies for local waters if time allows. All materials are provided but participants are expected to bring or purchase their own tools. (Limited demo tools also available, reserve when you sign up)

Tool list: vise, bobbin, bodkin, whip finisher, hackle pliers, fly tying scissors, hair stacker

Fly Tying 1.3 Introduction to Dry Flies

Fly Tying 2.1 Puget Sound Sea-Run Cutthroat Patterns

Fly Tying 2.2 Winter Steelhead Swinging Patterns

  • Classes Pending

Fly Tying 2.3 Olympic Peninsula/Cascades Small Stream Patterns

  • Classes Pending

Fly Tying 2.4 Migratory Coho Flies

  • Classes Pending

Fly Tying 2.5 Topwater Cutthroat Flies ($30)

 

Class Cancellation Policy:

Our students’ and instructors’ time is valuable and we make every attempt to ensure a quality learning experience.

In the event that a student needs to cancel or reschedule, students must contact us at least 7 days in advance to reschedule. Within 7 days out from the scheduled class, we may be able to reschedule a student for a $25 rescheduling fee (provided there is open enrollment in an upcoming class). No refunds on cancellations.

The instructor reserves the right to cancel the scheduled class in the event of unsafe weather conditions or unforeseen scheduling issues/emergencies. Additionally, the instructor may cancel and/or reschedule a class up to five days before the scheduled class if the enrollment in a class is inadequate.

We strive to ensure a quality experience with our classes and attempt to reasonably accommodate students and instructors when permissible. We recognize everyone’s time is valuable!

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