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The joy of tying flies is shared by all the staff at Davidson River Outfitters, and teaching this craft is something we do not take lightly. Commercial fly tying laid the foundation for our owner, Kevin, to pursue fly fishing as a career, and his family's fly patterns are still sought after today. Fly-tying classes at DRO are somewhat informal and light-hearted. There are many techniques and materials for creating flies, and we are open to all of them. We offer classes for all skill levels, and personalized one-on-one instruction is available.
Class sizes are limited to a max of eight students. All materials are included for each in-person session.
Intro to Fly Tying, 9:00 am, $30 per person (Instructor J.E.B. Hall)
December 9th, 17th 2pm*, 30th
January 6th, 13th, 20th
This class gives tyers a good foundation for creating various fly patterns for trout. Students will learn how to use essential tools, understand thread and hook sizing, and how to make simple nymphs, streamers, and dry flies. All materials and tools are provided, but participants are welcome to bring them.
Intermediate Fly Tying, 2 pm, $40 per person (Instructor J.E.B. Hall)
January 7th, 14th, 21st
This intermediate class will cover more advanced techniques for fly tyers looking to create more dynamic flies. Dubbing loops, articulated streamers, UV adhesives, and synthetic materials are just some of the techniques that will be covered. All materials and tools are provided, but participants are welcome to bring them.
All classes include all materials needed and the use of DRO's vises and tying tools. However, participants are welcome to bring their vises and tools.