Beginning Fly Tying Class Starts October 3, 2022

September 7, 2022

Learn basic fly-tying techniques, with no prior knowledge of fly fishing or fly-tying required! We’ll start with basic skills and materials and build weekly as you progress through more advanced techniques and fly patterns. We will teach you eight different fly patterns. All tying materials are included for tying in class and at home (threads, feathers, etc.). Students bring their “homework” flies to the following class for evaluation. You will have tied an assortment of flies to take out with you, including dry, wet, and streamer flies. Also, you will understand how each fly represents its natural food source.

Four additional “Lab” sessions provide extra assistance to practice tying the flies outside of lesson nights. So – there are a total of 13 sessions: eight Monday class nights, plus four Thursday “lab” sessions.. Labs are not required, but highly encouraged.

Fly tying tool kits will be available for students to use in the classes and at home for a refundable deposit of $50. Students may use their own fly-tying kits and materials. For students bringing their own tools the minimum tool kit includes vise, bobbin, scissors, and hackle pliers. If you are considering purchasing your own tools, please contact an instructor before you buy anything. We can discuss your budget and advise you.

All lessons and labs are 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The lessons are Mondays Oct 3 – Dec 5. The optional Labs are Thursdays Oct 13, 27, Nov 10, and Dec 1. There are no class or labs the week of Nov 21 (Thanksgiving week).

Enrollment is through the Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation. Simply click on the link below and you will be directed to Course Number 10766 taught by the South Sound Fly Fishers Club. Registration is open now.

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Participants must be at least 12 years old and the cost is $69.00. For further details or questions, you can call Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation at 360 753-8380 or email Randy Allen at