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 with author and teacher Steve Hudson in a live three-session online fly tying workshop!
The course begins Thursday, Oct. 15, and continues on Oct. 22 and 29. Each session begins at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Zoom. Login details will be provided closer to the first session.
Each class will last about an hour to an hour and a half and will build on the one before it. 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. The online course is absolutely free.
This course is based on the book Fly Tying 101 by Steve Hudson. If you would like a copy of this book, you can get one from our webstore, from Amazon or from many fly shops.
There is also a special student kit available which includes not only the textbook but also the tying materials (but not tying tools) that we will use in the course. This student kit is available from our webstore or, in the Atlanta area, from Alpharetta Outfitters.
What about tying tools? You'll need a tying vise, scissors, a bobbin (thread holder), and a half-hitch tool. 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.
If you'd like to be 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 online intro to fly tying class. Thank you!
Q: Is there a charge for this course?
A: There is no charge for the course.
Q: Do I need any prior fly tying experience to take this course?
A: No prior experience required!
Q: I've done some tying already. Will this course be helpful to me?
A; The Intro to Fly Tying course is a great refresher for any fly tyer!
A: Q: What if I have to miss a class?
A: Each week, I'll post a video summarizing that week's class on YouTube. If you miss a week, I encourage you to view the missed week's video before the next class session since each class builds on the one before it.
Q: Do I have to have a copy of the Fly Tying 101 book to take this course?
A: No, you do not have to have a copy of the book. However, folks who have taken the course in the past have found the book to be very helpful. You can purchase the book through our webstore (FlyKits.net), from Amazon, or from many local fly shops.
Q: Where can I get the needed tying materials?
A: You can order a set of materials for this class from our webstore (FlyKits.net) or in the Atlanta area from Alpharetta Outfitters. You can also purchase tying materials ala carte from your local fly shop. Please see the "materials" list for an inventory of what we'll be using.
Q: Will there be homework?
A: Following each class, I encourage you to practice the skills and techniques that we covered.
Materials needed for the course:
* Size 8 3XL nymph (Woolly Bugger-style) hooks
* Size 10 or 12 nymph hook standard length or 1XL
* Black chenille
* Green chenille
* Orange or pink chenille
* Red yarn
* Orange yarn
* Black marabou
* Orange or pink marabou
* Hackle feathers, various colors
Glass beads (red/pink)
Order the materials kit (with or without book) on our webstore.
Materials can be purchased individually at your local fly shop.