This winter, Fly and Field will be offering a 4 part Intro to Fly Tying class to provide a foundation of skills and knowledge to inexperienced and novice tiers. These classes will cover the basics of fly tying tools and materials and include instruction on several patterns that have been selected for their application to Central Oregon waters and the skills they help to build. By the end of the series, participants will have experience working with a variety of materials, received instruction on 6 productive trout patterns, and the potential to apply skills learned to any number of new flies to fill the box for the upcoming season…

Classes will be held from 5:30-7:30 on Jan 29, Jan 31, Feb 5, and Feb 7.

Participants must attend all 4 classes, as each builds upon the experience gained in the former sessions. Those with their own tools and vises are encouraged to bring them, but shop vises and tools are available to those who have not yet made the investment. All materials for the flies tied throughout the classes will be provided, and participants will have the opportunity to build their own stock of tools and materials at a discounted rate through the duration of the series. Total price for the entire course is $80/person, to sign up call the shop at 541-318-1616. There are a total of 8 spots available, so don’t hesitate to get on the list!

There is also the potential for private fly tying lessons for those who have an interest in building particular skills or are not able to attend this series of classes. Call the shop at 541-318-1616 or email freeland@flyandfield.com for details on availability and pricing.

Keep an eye on our newsletters over the next few months for announcements regarding our monthly educational series classes. We plan to have tying nights associated with many of our events, and will also host a multitude of open tie nights which will be free to attend. The open tie nights include no formal instruction, but provide a great opportunity to meet other tiers and work on the patterns you use most in a community environment!

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