We have monthly Fly Tying Sessions the 2nd Monday of the month throughout the year.
The next BEER TIE is scheduled for March 12th from 7-9 PM at the Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro in Beltsville, MD. You're invited to "Tie" one on with us that evening. Bring your tying gear and get ready for an evening of fun. For those that don't tie, don't worry. We'll have a vice or two free so you can step in and see what its all about. You're also welcome to just sit back and watch or additionally enjoy the food and spirits offered by the Bistro. Please bring cash to pay for your food and spirits as "Checks may not be split up".
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a Fly Tying Class for Beginners in February.
Classes are slated to start on Tuesday, February 13th and run for 6 weeks, so the last class would be March 20th. This is a great opportunity to beat the winter blues and learn how to tie your own flies from our own resident expert and teacher, Bob Dietz.
Even if you know how to tie, this a good refresher class and additionally an opportunity to get out and tie some flies with friends for a couple of weeks in preparation for the New Year. Classes will be held every Tuesday night for 6 consecutive weeks in Landover, MD. Cost for the class is $75.
Participants will be required to supply there own tools, but may wish to wait until after the first class before purchasing any if they don't already own them. If you're unsure about making the purchase, we'll have a spare tying vice and tools on hand during class. Materials for tying each fly will be provided to every student. This is a fun and very informative class.
To register for the class, you must contact Bob Dietz at: email@example.com
Patterns to be tied in ALL CAPS:
Week 1: Discussions of tools required; discussion of hooks and threads; the jam knot and the whip finish: GREEN WEENIE, SAN JUAN WORM
Week 2: A few larger flies: WOOLY BUGGER, MARABOU STREAMER
Week 3: Easy wet flies: PARTRIDGE AND ORANGE, BROWN HACKLE
Week 4: Nymphs: PHEASANT TAIL, HARE'S EAR, PRINCE*
Week 5: Easy dry flies: RENEGADE, GRIFFITH'S GNAT, CDC & ELK*
Week 6: Dry flies : ADAMS, PARACHUTE SULFUR, ELK HAIR CADDIS*
* If time permits
From time to time information on fly tying will be published here. The information will consist of articles on fly tying techniques and patterns--all generated by members and friends of the Potomac-Patuxant Chaper of Trout Unlimited.
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