Fly Tying Classes
2013 Fly Tying Classes
SFF will again offer a Beginning Fly Tying course for members of the Spokane Fly Fishers. You must be a member to attend this class. Youth over the age of 10 are invited to attend with an adult. A twenty-five dollar ($25) charge will be collected at the first meeting.
For 5 Saturdays, starting with January 5th, there will be a early class starting at 9am and, if there are enough people who sign up, an afternoon class starting at 1pm.
This schedule will make the first class on January 5th followed by Jan.12th, Jan.19th, Jan. 26th and Feb. 2nd. A sign up sheet will be at the meetings – if I remember to bring it.
We will follow last year’s game plan, having the class at “the Club House” 1812 West 10th Ave.
SFF supplies all the materials and tools needed to complete the course as well as a notebook of information. This and other education programs are supported by materials and tools donated to the club by members.
Although this class is not meant to complete your education on how to tie flies, it will supply the answer to the question each of us ask early on – “Do I want to tie my own flies or do I want to buy them?”
I am also looking for people willing to help with the class. You do not have to be a master tier to do this. We are teaching people how much fun tying can be rather than attempting to teach them to become Masters. I will need one person to help with each of the classes. In other words, one for the morning class and one for the afternoon class if we have one.
Sign up at the meetings or call Betty Smith-Lambert@ 838-5914. I will need to talk to you so if I am outside working on my house and yard please leave a phone number so I may call you back.
Intermediate Fly Tying 2013
(Skill level – can tie without wrapping your material hand forefinger to the hook)
By: Dan Ferguson
I’m happy to report that intermediate fly tying is taking shape. I know those that have already signed up are particularly glad to hear this. We will be spinning, trimming, shaping, learning cripples, doing bullet heads, tackling soft hackles, doing some salt water, steelhead and a couple very interesting surprise patterns!
This year there will be more discussion on how and when to fish these critters we tie. The tying sessions will be Thursday evenings 7 – 9, January 3, 1, 17, 24, February 7 and 14. We will meet at the Wildlife Council Building at 6116 Market (2 blocks South of Francis).
The cost for the six evenings of fun and learning will be 35, that’s if we have a minimum of 20 sign up and PAY. We will collectively purchase many of the tying materials, bundle the materials needed for each pattern and have a packet of each pattern materials for the tiers. The tiers would need to bring the basic materials that anyone taking this class should have, a vise, tying tools and thread. The fee increase will allow us to purchase the exotic materials. The change is also contingent on enough volunteers to do the packaging work. Hey, we can have a put it all together party!
We need a minimum of 20 to have the sessions. There are 13 signed up and I know of another 3 that will probably join. That leaves us 4 short. If you plan to tie please contact me as soon as possible. You don’t want these six evenings of fun, learning, bragging (some lying) to be cancelled because you procrastinated.
You can sign up at the December Pot Luck but for planning purposes we need to know NOW!
Call Dan at 509-868-9545