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A Family Oriented Fly Fishing Club

Beginning Fly Tying

  • February 21, 2023
  • March 28, 2023
  • 6 sessions
  • February 21, 2023, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (PST)
  • February 28, 2023, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (PST)
  • March 07, 2023, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (PST)
  • March 14, 2023, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • March 21, 2023, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • March 28, 2023, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • Haller Lake Community Club, 12579 Densmore Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133
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A beginning fly tying class is being offered to NFA members and the public. It will be taught by NFA members. You will learn to tie northwest trout fly patterns, as well as receiving personal instruction on common fly tying skills using your fly tying tools. Materials for the flies will be furnished by NFA.

Each class will build on the skills learned in the previous session so by the end of the course students will be able to proficiently tie some very challenging flies. You will learn about thread control, maintaining proper thread tension and training our fingers to manipulate materials. You’ll learn about different tying materials and how to select good materials. You’ll even learn a bit about how to fish the flies we tie. Students will end up with a great selection of trout flies that will catch fish in our lakes and streams.

Here is a list of tying tools that students need to bring:

  • Bobbin 
  • Bobbin threader
  • Bodkin
  • Hackle pliers
  • Vise
  • Scissors
  • Dubbing twister
  • Whip finisher (optional)
  • Tying Lamp (optional)

Get the best vise (pedestal or C-clamp) and scissors you can afford. Materials for the flies will be furnished by NFA. 

The list of flies that will be tied include carey special, woolly bugger, chironomid, pat stone, pheasant tail nymph, gold rib hare’s ear,  elk hair caddis, royal wolf, compara dun and dun parachute. The cost of the class is $70 which includes the materials to tie all of the flies and a description and pictures of all the flies to be tied during the class. The patterns were chosen that build on skills learned each week so that by the end of the class students will be able to tie many patterns that are not only excellent flies to fish but will develop skills to tie many other different patterns. The class will start February 21st.

For more information or questions, email Vance Thompson at


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