Fly Tying 101 classes at The StoneFly Fly Shop are the best way to begin your exploration into fly tying. Fly fishing will become more productive and you will have more enjoyment and independence.
The fly tying classes are based in commonly used techniques in fly tying. We will teach you many techniques so that after the class you feel comfortable following tutorials, recreating fly patterns found in fly shop bins, and creating your own flies. The class consists of 4 evenings sessions. Classes will be held at the shop for 2-3 hours each night with a maximum class size of 5 students to ensure a personalized experience.
Mike is the instructor and will incorporate new techniques each night, and build on these each night to ensure progress. We start with basic flies that not only catch fish but are the fundamentals of learning to fly tie. The final night of the class also offers the option to tie favorite flies chosen by the students.
Class fees are $60 for 4 nights of fly tying and instruction. We will provide all the vises, tools, materials, hooks, and instruction necessary. If you have your own vise and tools, we encourage you to bring those so that you can become more familiar with your own equipment. The atmosphere is relaxed, we encourage you to bring your favorite snacks and drinks to ensure a comfortable evening at the vise. Please call into the shop with any additional questions or to book a spot 406-494-0707.
Fly Tying 101:
Session 1-January 21, 25, 28, & Feb 1
Session 2-Feb 4, 8, 11, & 15
The intermediate/advanced fly tying class is designed for fly tiers who have taken the beginning course, or for those who have been tying for a couple years and want to build upon their current technique. As with the intro class, the intermediate fly tying class is technique based and will build upon the basic techniques taught in the intro class. This class will go into tying articulated flies, spinning deer hair, creating complex dubbing loops and more. The specific flies for the class are variable and fly selection is heavily based on student requests. The class runs for 4 evenings of tying for 2-3 hours each night. All materials, tools, and vises can be provided if necessary. If you have any questions, please call into the shop and talk with Mike. The class fee is $60, maximum class size is 5 students, and you can call or come by the shop to get registered.
Intermediate/Advanced Fly Tying: February 18, 19, 20, & 21