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Saturday, August 13
10 a.m. Eastern

on The Tying Bench

Tying the

This Saturday (August 13) at 10 a.m. Eastern on The Tying Bench, we'll be tying the Sheep Fly. It's one of those classic Appalachian patterns that has endured, and once you tie and fish it you will see why!

I hope to see you there!

Materials needed to tie the Sheep Fly:

HOOK: 2XL nymph hook, size 6-14. I like size 10.

WEIGHT (optional but recommended): Fine lead-free weighting wire, sized for the hook you are using.

THREAD: 6/0 black.

TAIL:  Fibers from a brown hen feather. Many types of feather fibers can be used here.

BODY: Gray dubbing (muskrat). A somewhat coarse blend is good!

LEGS (HACKLE): Brown hen feather

WINGS: Two grizzly feather tips

Other things you will need:

1) Dubbing wax

ZOOM Login Details:
Meeting ID: 883 7596 1590
Passcode: FlyTying13 [two capital letters, no spaces]


To help you plan ahead, here's what's coming up on The Tying Bench:

August 20: No Tying Bench today ... Steve is going to a ham radio event!

August 27: Tying Chris Scalley's Blue Assassin Emerger. Please note that there is a Tie It & Try It kit available for this fly!

Be sure to check out the Tie It & Try It (tm) line of fly tying kits, available from many fly shops, from Amazon, or direct from


Be sure to check out the many Tie It & Try It Fly Tying Kits available from our webstore!


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Please note: 

    Please note that while we ship orders via first class or priority mail, mail service seems to be slower these days. If you want to receive a kit or materials package in time for a specific class or to give as a gift, please order early enough to make sure it gets to you in time. Thank you!

Coming in August!

Another special live on-line




Getting started in the fascinating world of fly tying -- from the comfort of your own living room!

Watch for dates and times!

Live on Zoom

Have you ever wanted to explore the fascinating world of tying your own flies? Here's your chance to learn the basics of fly tying through a special on-line introductory course, and you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own living room!

     The course consists of two sessions and is generally offered on a Tuesday and Thursday evening. Each session will start at 7 p.m. Eastern. Each session will last until about 9:30 (with a break in the middle), with the second session picking up where the first session left off. Emphasis will be on learning key tying skills, and by the end of the course you'll be set to begin a lifelong journey through the fascinating world of tying your own flies!

     There is no cost to take this course. 

     What about materials?  We will provide a list of materials as each course is scheduled. Your local fly shop (or even another tyer) should be able to help you get what you'll need.
     And how about tying tools? We'll suggest basic tools that you'll need too. I suggest that you visit your local fly shop to check out the many tool options that are available and to pick the tools which best suit your needs. 
    These classes are suitable for adults as well as for focused youth. In fact, it's a great thing to do with your kids or grandkids!

    Please note that you should plan to attend both sessions in order to get the most from this course.

    Please feel free to share this with your fly fishing club or with others who might be interested in learning to tie flies. All are welcome!


International customers: 

Please contact us regarding shipping prior to ordering. Thank you!


Want to get in touch?

At and Chattahoochee Media, our goal is to help you get the most out of the great outdoors. Please contact us if we can help you in any way:

+ To learn more about our books, tying kits and other products.

+ For fishing info to help you plan your trip (we're glad to help!).

+ To set up a program or workshop for your group or organization.

+ For questions about an order.

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