Intermediate and Skills Development Tying Class





Class: Catskill Dry Flies
Date/Time: January 13, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maximum Size: 10
Instructor: Ian Anderson
Cost: $20.00


Synopsis of Class

When most people think of fly fishing for trout they often think of "Dry Fly" fishing. Images of casting small mayfly imitations to rising fish come to mind on their favorite trout stream. This is part of the reason fishing dry flies for trout is so popular as well as the simple fact they catch fish. The modern dry fly has a long and storied past with many of the classic patterns coming from the Catskill Mountain region in the early 20th century. Catskill dry flies have a very unique shape and tying method that works with many dry fly patterns.

This class will focus on three well know and productive dry flies and tying them in the Catskill Dry Fly style. All three are very similar and even use some of the same materials however with slight variations they work for many different hatches. 

All tying material will be provided. You will need to bring the following tying equipment.

  • A vise
  • A bobbin
  • Tying Thread for this class,
    - Wapsi UTC Ultra Thread 70 Denier, Black, White and Olive
  • Dubbing Wax
  • Hackle Pliers
  • Head Cement
  • Bodkin
  • Scissors (Good sharp scissors!)
  • Half hitch tools and/or Whip Finish Tool


The flies you will tie in this class are,


Blue Wing Olive

The Abbey 

Red Quill

Recipe Sheets

You can sign up online, call us at 317-570-9811 or send us an note to let us know you want to enroll in the class. Just make certain to enroll today!