Intermediate and Skills Development Tying Class





Class: Steelhead Streamers
Date/Time: October 7, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maximum Size: 10
Instructor: Ian Anderson
Cost: $20.00


Synopsis of Class

Although many steelhead fishermen and women love to throw nymphs all day for steelies there is nothing quite like the strike of a big steelhead on a swung streamer. One of the nice things about swinging streamers for steelhead is that you do not have to do hardly anything in terms of fishing. The only thing you have to do is try to get your fly down to the fish and then wait for that strike. Unlike nymph fishing where you are adjusting indicators, always watching and hoping that twitch is finally a fish and not another rock.

There are many different patterns that can be thrown for steelhead. Some old and some new. Plus, there are many ways to tie these patterns. Different colors, weighted vs. non-weighted, material action and size are all factors to consider. 

In this class we will focus on three different patterns that are great streamers to swing for steelhead. Each can be tied in different colors and sizes and even with varying materials to produce different effects. 

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, Purple
    - 140 Denier Wapsi UTC Ultra Thread, Red
    - 140 Denier Wapsi UTC Ultra Thread, Black
  • 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,


The Signal Light

The Mahoney - Red & Black 


Popsicle Fly 

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!