2015 Winter Fly Tying Events
This time of year kicks us into high gear for tying bugs. Replacing lost flies, stocking up for a trip, or just trying weird stuff; we are busy at the vice these days. We have a lot in the works right now…
Open Fly Tying Nights
Grab your tying kit, a cold beverage, and come hang out with us at the shop to tie. This is a time to hang out and tie flies with some cool dudes and meet some local tiers. There is no charge for this event; it is just a time to bounce ideas off one another, hang out, and get creative. Tools and materials are not provided.
When: 6-8 pm
Where: Duranglers Shop
Dates: Nov. 18th, Dec. 2nd, and Dec. 16th.
Fly Tying Demos
We have our first round of fly tying demos for 2015 coming at ya! What are our fly tying demos? Well they are a time to come learn a thing or two from us here at the shop. We will be showcasing a variety of flies, materials, and techniques throughout this time. This is a casual forum for you to learn and ask questions. Come watch us tie and prepare to learn. (there is no charge for these events)
When: Select Saturdays, kicking off at 10 am
Where: Duranglers Shop
November 14th: Tying Soft Hackle Streamers, Spiders (not the 8 legged kind) and wets with Rob
Soft hackle streamers? Spiders and wets? That kind of stuff is for steelhead and salmon, right? Wrong! These kind of streamers and wets have been used for close to 100 years not only for anadromous fish, but also your local trout. These flies make for a quick and simple tie that anyone can quickly master and are great for baitfish-eating monsters throughout the fall, winter, and spring.
November 28th: Tying with Foam – Terrestrials, Beetles, Hoppers, and emergers with Andy
For many people, foam is a difficult material to work with. However with a little practice, foam can be one of those materials that can be incorporated into almost anything! Come learn a few tricks to quickly master this simple and fun material.
December 12th: Streamers – Articulated and non-articulated meat (Instructor TBD)
Streamer fishing seems to be on everyone’s mind in fall and spring. Hucking meat for big fish is one of our favorite things to do. Not only that, but tying streamers is pretty fun. Come check out why. (and if you already know why it is fun, then just come and maybe learn a new thing or two)
Fly Tying Classes/Clinics – Interested in learning the art of fly tying or are you wanting to improve your technique? We are offering fly tying classes this fall and winter for the beginning fly tier as well as intermediate tier who is wanting to improve on their technique. Classes can be tailored to your needs. Shoot Andy an e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org to get set up with a class!
We are also stocking our shelves with new tying materials, so make sure to stop in or check out our material selection online to tie your secret patterns!
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