Intermediate and Skills Development Tying Class
|Class:||Rangeley Lake Flies|
|Date/Time:||March 24, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm|
Synopsis of Class
The Rangeley Lake region in Maine is well know for trophy Brook Trout and Land Locked Salmon. Many flies that would be called "traditional" or "classic" flies came from this region in the later part of the 19th and early part of the 20th century. The flies range from long streamer type flies to resemble the smelt in many of the lakes and smaller wet flies to resemble many of the various smaller bait fish and drowned insects. If you have attended any of our Wet Fly or Classic Freshwater Fly classes in the past than these flies will be very familiar to you.
In this class we will tie up two wet fly patterns and on freshwater streamer pattern. All three originated in the Rangeley Lake region and were well know for their fish catching ability. This class will focus on these three patterns, their history and how they were commonly fished.
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 or 140 Denier, Black and White
- Hair Stacker
- Dubbing wax
- Head Cement
- Scissors (Good sharp scissors!)
- Half hitch tools and/or Whip Finish Tool
The flies you will tie in this class are,