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2019 Fly Tying Classes - Join Us!

posted Jan 9, 2019, 7:30 AM by Michael Iris

Too cold to go to the river to fly fish this winter? Stay indoors and learn how to tie flies. This is a rewarding skill that every fly fisherman should possess! So, sign up now for the Fred S. Burroughs North Jersey Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Classes.

When you learn to tie flies, you also learn a lot about the insects you are trying to imitate. You will learn how your flies behave in the water and how to fish them. You will learn about the life cycles of the insects trout eat and how to tie the different life stages of the insects.

At the end of this 7 week class, you will understand the insect life in the rivers and what insects the trout eat. You will learn the difference between a mayfly, a caddis fly, and a stone fly. Understanding simple entomology of a trout stream will help you tie the right flies to help you catch more trout. Learning to tie your own flies will not only give you that education but also reward you by catching a trout on a fly you tied yourself.

In our Beginning Fly Tying Class, we start with the very basics. We teach you how to use fly tying tools, teach you about tying materials, and teach you proper basic skills. Each of the 7 week classes builds upon the techniques taught in the last class. You will learn how to tie popular flies that actually catch fish. We provide the materials and tools for you to use during the beginner class.

Our Intermediate Fly Tying Class focusses on more complex flies, tying tips and tricks, and enhancing basic skills. Intermediate students should bring their own vices, tools, and materials. The classes start on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 and run 7 consecutive Tuesdays until March 19, 2019. Snow days are built on the end of the classes if needed. Classes begin at 7 pm and end at 9 pm. Classes are held at the Sparta VFW, located at 66 Main Street, Sparta, NJ. Call Sue Reed at 201-207-0928 or email her at Students under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.