Introduction to Fly Tying Class with The Blue Quill Angler in Evergreen, CO

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The Introduction to Fly Tying class at the Blue Quill Angler is designed for the beginner fly-tier looking to tie their own flies. In this class, our professional instructors will teach you how to tie nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. In addition, we will introduce our students to fly tying tools, materials, and a touch of entomology (the study of insects). No experience is necessary to join us for our introduction class and our intention is that you will walk away from the class with the knowledge and experience required to tie basic fly patterns. Your newly acquired set of skills will open the door to tying more advanced patterns and will hopefully inspire some creativity in your fly tying.

What to Expect in the Class

This is a series of two, three-hour classes hosted at our shop in Evergreen on Thursday evenings from 6-9pm.

2019 Class Dates:

Session 1: January 24th and 31st
Session 2: February 21st and 28th
Session 3: March 21st and 28th

  • All materials, vises, and tools will be provided for students to use. If you have your own vise and tools, feel free to bring them to the class.
  • Each session will cover several fly patterns and the surrounding techniques to tie them. We’ve carefully chosen a set of trout-specific fly patterns that will help you understand a range of fundamental fly tying techniques.
  • You will learn the basic fly tying techniques necessary to tie nymphs, dry flies, and streamers.
  • The instructor will explain, in detail, the basic tools used in the tying process. We’ll also touch on setting up your fly tying space.
  • You will learn and practice the elements of proportioning a fly with various materials, so that the finished fly looks and acts appropriately on the water.
  • We will explore a variety of the materials that we stock in our fly shop, so that you become familiar with how they are used.
  • The class will include tips and tricks that will make the fly-tying process exponentially more enjoyable.
  • You will leave the class equipped with the fundamental skills needed to expand the craft.

Register Today!

The Cost of The Class is: $125 and students receive 15% off of fly tying materials up to one week after the course.

The classes are limited to 6 students, and pre-registration is necessary. Please call the shop at (303) 674-4700 to schedule your class.