Private Fly Tying Lessons

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This course is for the angler who wants to be a serious tyer. More than just learning the mechanics of tying a Wooley Bugger, you will learn about the creatures we are imitating, why we imitate them and how to design the imitations.

You will learn features that should be captured in your imitation (triggering devices,) the properties of various fly tying materials, why and when to use them and how to purchase them cost effectively.

Materials and tools will be provided. When you complete the course, you can decide if you like tying before you spend money on tools and material.

The five sessions are conducted at what ever pace works for you!. A workbook will be provided.

Classes can be held at your location or virtrually.

 

A donation in the amount of your choosing will be appreciated.

 

Please contact me at FlyLehigh44@gmail.com.

Thanks.

Rod Rohrbach

Session 1

DISCUSSION OF FOOD ORGANISMS
Mayflies

 

Caddisflies

 

Diptera


Stoneflies

 

Terrestrials

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLY PATTERNS & NATURALS

TRIGGERING MECHANISMS

 
AL'S RAT

We will learn:
1. How to place the hook in the vice.
2. Winding thread
3. Whip finnishing by hand
4. Proportion
5. Dubbing
6. Thread techniques

Tools
Vice,Bobbin,Bodkin, Bodkin Threader

Materials
Wax
HOOK-SZ. 20 94840
BODY-Brown Monocord.


SESSION 2

ANTS
We will practice:
1. Proportion
2. Dubbing-wrap or dub
3. Thread techniques

We will learn:
1. Winding Hackle (conventional and parachute)/finger snap

Tools
Vice, Bobbin, Bodkin, Hackle Plier

Materials
#18 94840
Black Angora Rabbit
Black Hackle

 

GRIFFITHS GNAT
We will learn:
1. Working with peacock (2 ways)

We will practice:
1. Winding Hackle

Tools
Vice,Bobbin,Bodkin,Hackle Plier

Materials
Peacock, Grizzly Hackle, #18 94840, Olive 8/0 thread


Session 3

 

Henryville special
If you can tie the Henryville you can tie anything. We'll learn hackling, wings & underwings.

 

At this point the student will have tyed the hot, consistant  spring creek patterns
He will also have gained the knowledge necessary to tie Wooly Worms, Wooly Buggers, flies with conventional or parachute hackles and many more.


Session 4
We'll tie flies necessary to cope with the next hatch. Nymphs, emergers, duns & spinners.

Session 5
Here we'll tie any fly the student requests.