MDC Outdoor Skills Beginning Fly Tying Virtual


 

Objectives: Students will learn a variety of techniques for the art of fly tying. Students will make flies that catch fish and look good.

Format: Class sessions are 2 hours. Students are encouraged to take notes and practice between classes. The virtual classroom will be open one half hour prior to class if anyone needs extra help or has questions.

Required: Registration is required. You will need a set of fly tying tools, please email Thomas.peacher@mdc.mo.gov if you are having difficulties obtaining tools or have questions about what to purchase. Classes are structured to build upon knowledge from previous sessions. If you miss a class, you will need to catch up before the next class.

To be successful: Each participant must acquire their own tools. The materials will be sent to active participants ahead of time, to the mailing address you provide in registration. The tools you will need: Common Vice, thread bobbin, black tying thread 140 (2/0), and 210 Denier (6/0), bobbin threader, Dr. Slick Rotary whip finisher, or Cabela’s brand (the kind that freely spins in the handle), hair packer, hair stacker, dubbing brush, fly tying scissors, tying wax, hackle pliers, and bodkin

Optional additions: head cement, multiple bobbins, other colors of thread (red, white, olive, and tan), a wine cork for displaying tied flies, small block of wood with 1/8-1/4 inch holes drilled in it for tool storage, cheap magnet for organizing hooks, extra scissors, small wire cutters, and small tackle box for storage.