Fly Tying 101: Beginning Fly Tying— Tools, Tips, and Techniques
Fly fishing is a great pastime and there are few things in the sport as satisfying as landing a fish on a fly that was created by your own hands. Do you have an interest in fly tying but you don’t know where to start? Do the terms whip finisher, dubbing loop, bobbin, and hair stacker make your head spin because they sound like part of a foreign language? Or have you attended a previous fly tying night and went away discouraged when you came to the quick realization that you were in way over your head?
I have been approached by a few club members that have wondered when we were going to have another Fly Tying Night aimed at the those folks that are really novices, including those that have never tied a single fly. So we will be going back to the basics in November, covering the standard tools and techniques that you will need to get started on a very interesting and rewarding hobby. Everyone should walk away with at least one fly that is ready to be field tested on the water. And who knows, with the holiday season just around the corner, you may end up with some great ideas for your Santa Claus wish list in December.
So join us for an evening of beginning level fly tying on Wednesday, November 20th. (Note: This is the day after our CFF general meeting on the 19th. This is a change from our usual Fly Tying Night schedule in order to stay away from having the class the day before Thanksgiving.) We’ll be meeting at The Royal Treatment Fly Shop in West Linn at 6:00 p.m. Bring your own fly tying tools if you have them. If you don’t have any equipment come anyway. Our friends at The Royal Treatment will loan you everything you need. See you there!
(If you are an experienced tyer that would like to come to help the beginners get off to a good start please join us. We had some experienced helpers that assisted at our last Beginning Fly Tying class and it was soooo very helpful!)