In this class, we’ll focus on fly tying techniques specific to European Nymphing. We’ve carefully chosen fly patterns that cover a plethora of techniques relating to tying Euro Nymphs. Areas of focus include tying jig-style flies, understanding the purpose of slotted beads, tying Czech style flies, and using materials that you may not see in your everyday trout flies. European Nymphs aren’t just for European/tightline/contact nymphing – they can be used as a point fly in a tandem indicator rig, or as a dropper behind a buoyant dry fly. If anything, we hope that this class will inspire creativity and open up another realm of fly tying for those looking to branch out.

Custom made European fly fishing nymphs

*Photo: Buck Meyer

This class is limited to 6 students, so pre-registration is necessary. Our European Nymph Fly Tying Class will take place on two consecutive Thursday evenings, April 4th and 11th, from 6:00-9:00pm. The cost of the class is $125.

We’ll provide the vice, fly tying tools, hooks, and materials, but you’re welcome to bring your own if you’d like. If you occasionally wear glasses or corrective lenses, you may want to bring them since flies can be small. What’s more, each attendee can enjoy a 15% discount throughout our entire selection of fly-tying materials, tools, and books. This way, it’s even easier to start tying your own flies after learning our streamer fly tying techniques.

Disclaimer: This is NOT an introductory fly-tying class. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced fly tiers who are interested in learning European nymph tying techniques. Students should be comfortable with starting and whip finishing thread, wrapping and applying a variety of materials using proper proportions, and using fly tying tools.

For those interested in learning how to tie flies, we will be offering introductory classes, which will cover all of the basic techniques that you’ll need to get started with tying flies.

To reserve a spot in this class, please call the Blue Quill Angler at (303) 674-4700