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Tying Bench "Beginner's Fly Tying Course"
Next course
begins Nov. 5!

(Nov. 5, 12, and 19 - three Thursdays at 7 p.m. Eastern)
There is NO CHARGE for this live online course, but class size limited -
sign up today!

Learn the basics of fly tying with Steve Hudson in this exciting (and free!) three-session Tying Bench special Beginner's Fly Tying Course! The course is based on Steve's book Fly Tying 101 (available from our webstore). Each session will last about an hour and a half, and by the end of the series you'll have the skills you need to begin a lifelong journey through the fascinating world of tying your own flies! 

     Looking for an easy way to get the materials you'll need? A special student kit including the Fly Tying 101 book as well as tying materials is available from our webstore. A tying-materials-only kit is also available for those who already have the book. 

     For more info on the course, please look here.

    If you're interested in being a part of this class, please let us know using the form below. In the "Message" field, please indicate that you're interested in the Intro to Fly Tying class. Space is limited; if the class is full, we'll let you know and can put you on the list for the next one. Thank you!

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For participants in this week's Beginner's Tying Class, here's the Zoom log-in info for Thursday evening, Oct. 22:

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 
7:00 PM Eastern Time 
Meeting ID: 918 0509 8704
Passcode: TieCourse


Please note: 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 Saturday class, please order early enough to make sure it gets to you in time.

Back by popular demand!

Cabin Fever Special

Our antidote to "cabin fever" is back! 

It's back! For a limited time, order any three Tie It & Try It fly tying kits for just $39.95! It's as simple as that! All you have to do is to click here to select the Cabin Fever Special on our webstore, and then in the comments section specify which three kits you'd like to receive. We'll get them out to you right away. Applies only to Tie It & Try It kits. 


Saturday, Oct. 24, on The Tying Bench

Tying the "GRHE"

This time-tested pattern is a great performer on trout waters large and small. By varying the proportions of the thorax and abdomen, you can turn it into an imitation of a variety of different nymphs.
     The original version uses little besides various hair types from a hare's mask. However, we're going to simplify things with a few strategic material substitutions. We'll also add a bead head to the fly.
     This pattern can be tied on 1XL nymph hooks size 10 to 18. If you're a relative newcomer to fly tying, let me suggest that you start with size 10 or 12 as you learn the tying techniques involved.


Hook: Nymph hook, 1XL, size 10-18
Bead: Gold colored brass or tungsten
Thread: Black 6/0
Tail: Small bundle of pheasant tail fibers. Note that the original uses hare's mask guard fibers.
Ribbing: Gold or copper colored ribbing wire. A single strand of flash can also be used.
Abdomen: Gray or brown dubbing suitable for nymphs (somewhat coarse in texture).
Wing case: Strip cut from turkey feather
Thorax: Gray or brown dubbing applied loosely and coarsely. 

NOTE: While we will focus on the traditional version of the fly, it's also possible to tie a soft-hackle version of this fly, as shown at right in the photo. I'll show you how it's tied. If you'd like to try the soft hackle version you'll also need a mottled hen feather (or something similar) to form the soft hackle.


A complete Tie It & Try It tying kit for the Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear is available from our web store and from many fly shops.

Zoom details: 
Time: Saturday, Oct 24, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time
(US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 922 7615 4455
Passcode: FlyTying24


Introducing two new Tie It & Try It (tm) fly tying kits that are just the thing for Delayed Harvest trout fishing!

Egg imitations are great flies, especially on stocked or Delayed Harvest streams, and our new 3-D Sucker Spawn Kit will teach you how to tie and fish one of the most effective egg imitations we've seen! This kit includes everything you need (except tying thread) to tie 20 3-D Sucker Spawns. The kit includes hooks, four different types of body yarn (with plenty of extra yarn!), brass beads, and glass beads, plus a detailed instruction guide that takes you through the tying process step by step. You'll really enjoy tying and fishing this fly! $18.95

Order from our webstore 


New kit #2

Hudson Streamer Fly Tying Kit

The Hudson Streamer took shape several years ago while I was working on the book "Tying Flies For Stocked Trout." It's designed especially for fishing for stocked trout, including Delayed Harvest trout. It's proven to be good for wild trout too - and that bass also go for it! This kit includes everything needed (except thread) to tie 20 Hudson Streamers - hooks, brass beads, glass beads, plenty of flash material for tail and body, hackle feathers, hackle yarn, and specially blended red dubbing. The kit also includes a detailed tying guide covering every step of the tying process. 

Order from our webstore 


International customers: 

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