The first fly tying class was held on February 18, 2014 and what a great turnout. There were 19 students enrolled and 6 instructors. The students were broken up into groups according to their tying level and experience. For the intermediate and advanced tiers, they will be able to work with their instructor to pick what flies they want to tie and work on more advanced techniques.
Those who are new to tying or have limited experience, last night was spent reviewing the tools, material and techniques while tying some basic flies and getting comfortable with technique while tying the green weenie and inch worm.
It is great to see so many people taking this class and many new faces over previous years. There were a lot of stories told and everyone learned something and many new friends were made. We hope to meet the needs of each student and will do whatever we can to meet those needs.
We want to thank Burrows Boston, Joe Radley, Bill O’Connor, Jim Latini, Walt Nicholson, and David Craig for sharing their knowledge. The knowledge and experience these men have is tremendous and we are very fortunate to have them available to help teach this art to others. More instructors will be available in future class’s but due to scheduling conflicts, some were not able to make it last night.
All the materials and tools for this course have been donated to the Chapter through our fishing equipment recycling program and this makes it possible to offer this class free of charge. If you have your own tools and materials, you are welcome to bring them and many of the participants did.
We will be posting pictures from the class in the future and hope to see you in future class’s.