Intermediate and Skills Development Tying Class





Class: Smallmouth Crayfish Flies
Date/Time: June 10, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maximum Size: 10
Instructor: Ian Anderson
Cost: $20.00


Synopsis of Class

Warm days of summer mean crayfish in the streams. And Crayfish mean Smallmouth Bass here in central Indiana. Our streams are finally stable and the water is clearing so now is a great time to head out to you favorite stream and throw some crayfish flies at the smallies. Crayfish are a major food source for the Smallmouth Bass in the summer months. You should not be heading out the stream with out a few of these flies with you. Often when all else fails, crayfish will save the day.


Here are three flies we will tie up in this class, all well proven patterns for smallmouth.  All are usually tied on larger hooks however, you can tie them on smaller hooks (size 10 and smaller) for trout.  They are simple patterns to tie up and you can quickly tie up a batch of them for your next outing.



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

  • A vise
  • A bobbin
  • Tying Thread for this class,
    - 140 Denier Wapsi UTC Ultra Thread, Brown
  • Head Cement
  • Dubbing Wax
  • Zap-A-Gap
  • Bodkin
  • Scissors (Good sharp scissors!)
  • Half hitch tools and/or Whip Finish Tool





The flies you will tie in this class are,


Clouser Crayfish

Whitlock's Near 'Nuff Crayfish 


Skip's Dad 

Recipe Sheets


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