Fly Tying Schools | Davidson River Outfitters
Fly Tying Schools | Davidson River Outfitters

Fly Tying Instruction

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

January 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 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.

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Our area has hundreds of miles of streams and rivers to explore, giving DRO's guides a large canvas on which to create your fishing adventure. Whether you are looking for a two-hour introduction to fly fishing for trout or a full-day float trip in the hunt for Musky, we've got the perfect guided fishing experience for you.

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Located in Pisgah Forest, N.C., with the legendary Davidson River right out our back door, DRO carries a full line of fly fishing gear and apparel, as well as a wide range of fly tying materials and tools. Advice is always free, and we love pointing anglers in the right direction.

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