February and March Fly Tying

Deerfield River Fly Box

An informational and tying series.

I will be sitting down, online, with shop guides over the next three weeks to talk about some of our favorite fly patterns for the Deerfield River and how to tie and fish them. The sessions will meet Wednesdays, February 10, 17 and 24, at 7 pm. Email brian@deerfieldflyshop.com to register and get the link. The sessions are free.

Jay Aylward and I will discuss streamers on February 10, Eric Halloran and I will talk wets and nymphs on February 17 and then it’s Jay and I again on February 24 to help you get your dry fly box in order. We will discuss some of our go-to patterns, how we tie them,  and how and when we fish them. We will demonstrate a handful of ties and field questions throughout. Tying experience is only necessary if you want to tie your own; there should be helpful information for non-tyers as well.

Virtual Drop-In Tying

Join us on Thursday, February 11 and Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm for a drop-in tying session. There is no set agenda other than offering an opportunity for folks to tie together, learn from one another, and enjoy a little fly tying camaraderie! The sessions are free.

To join, click this link: https://meet.google.com/urm-usnk-aay at the scheduled time.
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 252-379-2791 and enter this PIN: 558 614 525#
To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/urm-usnk-aay?hs=5

Introduction to Fly Tying

This class will be held on Tuesday, February 23, at 7 pm. It generally runs a little over an hour. In it, we learn the very basics of tying flies. We will tie two woolly buggers, which you will get to keep at the end of the class. All tools and materials provided. This class is limited to three participants so that we can maintain social distancing protocols in the shop. Masks will be required. The class is free. Email brian@deerfieldflyshop.com to register. If the class fills up and there are still folks who want to take it, more classes will be scheduled.

Beyond the Bugger

For those who have taken our introductory class or have a little experience tying and want to take the next steps, this class on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 pm is for you. We will build on the techniques learned tying the woolly bugger and attempt some other slightly more difficult flies. Materials and tools will be provided. This class is limited to three participants so that we can maintain social distancing protocols in the shop. Masks will be required. This class is free. Email brian@deerfieldflyshop.com to register. If the class fills up and there are still folks who want to take it, more classes will be scheduled.

Basic Striper Flies

On Tuesday, March 9, at 7 pm come learn some basic saltwater flies like Lefty’s Deceivers, Clouser Minnows and EP Baitfish. Some tying experience is recommended. Tools and materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. This class is limited to three participants so that we can maintain social distancing protocols in the shop. Masks will be required. This class is free. Email brian@deerfieldflyshop.com to register. If the class fills up and there are still folks who want to take it, more classes will be scheduled.