fly-ty-ing

the art or hobby of making artificial lures for fly fishing.

BACK TO FLY FISHING EDU  

 
In most instances, the next progression in the fly fishermen's pursuit of knowledge and intrigue is learning the fine art of fly tying For many, crafting your own unique pattern becomes one of the ultimate advancement in the sport of fly fishing.
In this fly tying 101 introduction you will learn all of the basic skills you will need to begin your life long fly tying career. 
YOUR INSTRUCTOR:  Mr. Tim Irish (LEARN MORE)
 

Tim Irish, head instructor for the Worley Bugger Fly Co., Fly Fishing Education courses will be your class instructor.  Listen well, but more importantly ask any and all questions.  You will learn that the mysteries of fly tying are not mysteries at all, but merely matters of technique and practice.

CLASS FEE:

The total cost is $100.00 which includes 6 sessions, 2 hours each night. 
CLASS LOCATION:
The weekly sessions will be held at the Worley Bugger Pro Shop in Ellensburg on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  The class fee includes professional instruction and all materials.  A fly tying vise and all of the necessary tools can be supplied to each student if needed.

CLASS SCHEDULE: 

TBA

CLASS OBJECTIVES: 

Basic fly tying including; tools, materials and patterns with an emphasis on fly tying skills and practical patterns for local waters.
CLASS INTRODUCTION:
Objectives and goals of the class.  Philosophy and history of fly tying.  Inventory of tools needed.  Identify skill levels.  Review patterns to tie.  Input from students.

Tim Irish-Fly Fishing EDU Course Instructor

Detail

Detail

 
 

An Introduction To Fly Tying   

  Learning the basis knowledge of;

  • Vises, tools-Scissors, bobbins, hackle pliers, hair stacker, bodkin
  • Hooks-Gap, shank point and eye-Dryfly, Nymph, Streamer, Steelhead
  • Materials, threads, floss and wires
  • Assorted Knots and Whip Finish
  • Glossary of fish food-Mayflies, Stoneflies, Caddis & Baitfish
  • Glossary of a fly-Dry, Nymph, Streamer, Wetfly

Beginning Fly Tying Course Details

8+ Hour Fly Tying Course-6, Two Hour Sessions held weekly

3 to 1 Ratio-Student To Instructor

Cost: $100.00 per student

 

Evening #1

Evening #2

Evening #3

  • Class Introduction
  • Tools-vise, bobbin whip finish, scissors, hackle plier, and hair stacker
  • Materials-Feathers, hair, dubbing, foam, syntheetics, beads, thread and hooks
  • Glossary of fish foods-nymph, emerger, adult, terrestrials, crustacean, leeches, eggs
  • Glossary of a fly-hackle, body, tail, bead head, beard, dry fly, streamer, wet fly
  • Knots-jam, half hitch, whip finish
  • Review day one

  • Practice Knots

  • Tying the Wolly Bugger

  • Review Day Two
  • Practice Knots
  • Tying the Elk Hair Caddis

Evening #4

Evening #5

Evening #6

  • Review day three
  • Tying the Beadhead Prince Nymph
  • Tying the Rabbit Strip Leech
  • Review day four
  • Tying the Adams dry fly
  • Tying the parachute dry fly
  • Review day five
  • Tying the Sculpin
  • Name that fly
 
 

 

A Professional Fly Fishing Outfitter Service
1713 South Canyon Rd #100
Ellensburg, WA 98926
888-950-FISH
www.worleybuggerflyco.com worleybugger@elltel.net