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Fly Tying Courses

Basic and Intermediate 4 week courses. 2024 dates below.

Fly Tying is big business for us around here. We are all dedicated tyers, and dedicated instructors. We offer a variety of fly tying courses and classes throughout our Winter Semesters here. Descriptions of the courses here and scheduled dates are listed below, as well on the Calendar Page of the website. WINTER SEMESTER 2024 DATES LISTED BELOW!

Basic Fly Tying- THE course for Beginners! Learn the basic fundamentals of fly tying with a night spent on each, Wet Flies, Nymphs, Streamers and Dry Flies. Geared towards trout flies but the skills and concepts can be used on any types of flies. A 4 week course, 2 hours each class, one night per week for 4 weeks. Course include all hooks and materials and step-by-step patterns sheets and recipes for each fly tied. You need to bring your vise and basic tools.

Group Size: 6 students | Instructor: Ryan Ratliff- January  Ryan Ratliff- February
Cost: $195.00 | Location: Mad River Outfitters

Intermediate Fly Tying- More intermediate advanced patterns and concepts will be covered: Material blending, articulation, hollow tying techniques. Understanding silhouettes and shapes. Life like patterns/impressionistic. Match the hatch "Big Bugs. Classes include all hooks and materials, you need to bring your vise and basic tools.

Students are required to have sound fly tying mechanics and fundamentals. For those who have taken our 4 week Beginner course or are looking to take their fly tying to the next level, this is a great next step!!  

Group Size: 6 students | Instructor: Pat Kelly- March
Cost: $195.00 | Location: Mad River Outfitters

Private fly tying lessons are always available and the cost is $65.00 per hour. Also, be sure to see our "Saturday Sessions"- Specialty Fly Tying Classes on Saturday mornings during Winter Semester. Please contact the shop at 614-451-0363 with any questions.