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Next classes begin April 13, 2024

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. 

You don’t need any tools to get started. During the first class we’ll take an in depth look at tools and materials and make recom- mendations that will keep you happy over the long haul. We have some loaner equipment, too.

We start tying during Week 1. Every week our instructors will take you, step by step, through new patterns. They will start every pattern with a video that shows you how to tie the pattern. They then work with you as you tie the pattern. We supply all of the materials you need, too. At the end of each class you will receive written instructions so you can practice at home.

Every pattern we tie is selected for two reasons. First, we cover the basics. You will tie the tried and true patterns. Second, we concentrate on techniques that let you move beyond the basics so that you will be able to successfully tie on your own.

Classes will be held on four Saturday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30 PM on April 13, 20, May 4 and May 11.  See the Curriculum below.  The classes take place in WPA Gallery near the entrance to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.  The class fee is $150.  All proceeds from the class go the conservation and education programs of the Croton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited.



For more information contact Bob Wesolowski at

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Fly Tying Class Curriculum

Week 1— An introduction to tools, materials, tech- niques. Using a whip finisher. Tying a Zebra Midge, Brassie and Perdigon.

Week 2— Hare’s Ear, Sexy Walt’s, Jig Hook Pheas-
ant Tail.

Week 3— Pat’s Rubber Leg, Woolly Bugger, Squir-
rel and Herl Bugger.

Week 4— Elk Hair Caddis, Olive Comparadun,
Adams Parachute, Adams Dun.

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