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FLY TYING SCHOOL

Next classes begin Spring, 2020

For more than 35 years our chapter has offered fly fishing and tying classes to area anglers. Our instructors are among the most experienced fly fishers in the area. Most have been fly fishing our local waters for decades.

The Fly Tying School teaches the basics of fly tying. It is designed for anglers who have at least two or three years of fly fishing experience. Participants generally fall into three groups. Some are new fly fishers who want to take their game to the next level; some are self-taught tyers who want to brush up on technique; others might have learned to tie one or two patterns and now want to learn the right way. Our next session begins on April 4, 2019 at the Town of Mt. Pleasant Community Center. For more information email bobwesolowski780@gmail.com.

Our approach makes us different from other tying classes. First, we will tie an assortment of nymphs, emergers and dry flies. Second, we introduce you to an assortment of tying materials. Third, we stress proper technique so you can move on to new, more difficult patterns after the classes are finished.

 

Each week you will learn two patterns. We start with a short video that shows you, step-by-step, how to tie each pattern. Printed instructions that walk you through the steps for many patterns are then distributed so you can start tying. Our instructors circulate through the class while you tie so they can talk you through the rough spots and show you how it’s down. The videos will be available on this web site so you can practice at home.

Classroom sessions will be held at Bradhurst Community Center, 63 Bradhurst Ave., Hawthorne, NY. Fee $175 (with proceeds going to Trout in the Classroom).

Must be over 18.  For more information email bobwesolowski780@gmail.com

Below is the 2019 agenda:

Class 1: An introduction to tools, materials, techniques, whip finishing. Brassies. 

 

Class 2: Nymphs - Zebra Midge, Quill Body Jig Hook Nymph

Class 3:  Nymphs - Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear and Pheasant Tail

Class 4:  Nymphs - Woolly Buggers, Pat's Rubber Leg Stone Fly

Class 5:  Soft Hackles and Flymphs - Hare's Ear Spider, Partridge and Yellow

Class 6:  Soft Hackles and Flymphs - Ginger Flymph, Olive Comparadun

Class 7:  Dry Flies - Klinkhammer, Adams Parachute

Class 8:  Dry flies - Egg Laying Caddis, Hendrickson

Registration Procedures

All registrations will be processed by Town of Mount Pleasant beginning March 25 on a random basis. Registrations received after March 25 will be processed on a space-available basis based on when they are received. First priority will be given to Town of Mount Pleasant residents. 

Registrations can be mailed or hand delivered to:

1 Town Hall Plaza

Valhalla, NY 10595

The fee for this class is $175. Town of Mount Pleasant non- residents will be charged an additional 20% ($35.00). Please add this to the class fee. Payment can be check or cash. Credit cards are not accepted. Online registration is not available.

To complete your registration click on the PDF below and print it. The class activity number is "25203". Leave the "Session Letter" columns blank. Enter "Fishing class" in the "Activity Name" column. Sign and date the form and mail it to the address above.