We frequently get asked about various tying classes here at the shop, so we decided to put together a schedule of winter fly tying classes for this year. This probably won't be all the classes we offer, but here's what we have on the schedule for now. Look for posts about upcoming fly tying nights as well!
Fly Tying Classes
Beginning Fly Tying ClassWe have a number of sessions scheduled for this fall/winter/spring. All the classes are on Tuesday evenings here at the shop, and the dates are the following – 10/16/2018 11/13/2018 12/11/2018 1/15/2019 2/12/2019 3/12/2019 Learn to tie your own flies! This class teaches the essentials skills needed to tie 4 fly patterns. Cost of the Class is $30. The class runs from 6-8pm. All materials and tools are provided for the class. Payment is due at sign up. Please stop by or call the shop to enroll -605-341-2450. Deer Hair Bass Bug Fly Tying Class Tuesday, November 27th, 2018. 6-8pm. Cost of the class is $50. Tying spun deer hair flies is one of the hardest skills to learn in fly tying, and can be a bit tough to learn on your own. Our resident deer hair expert, Dave Gamet, will show you how to properly spin, stack, pack, and trim deer hair in this class. You’ll be cranking out bass bugs before you know it! Cost of the class includes all materials needed to tie one deer hair bass fly, plus some leftovers to practice on your own. Call the shop at 605-341-2450 to get signed up! Intermediate Fly Tying Class Tuesday, January 8th, 2019. 6-8pm. Cost of the class is $40 Looking to up your fly tying game from simple trout flies? Our intermediate class will teach you more advanced fly tying techniques that will take your tying to the next level. This class will focus primarily on intermediate trout flies, but will teach you skills that are applicable to other types of flies as well. Please stop by or call the shop to enroll – 605-341-2450. Saltwater Fly Tying Class Tuesday, January 29th, 2019. 6-8pm. Cost of the class is $40 Headed to a warmer destination this winter? Learn to tie flies for saltwater flats fishing! This class will primarily focus on Bonefish and Permit flies that we've found to be effective patterns that are definitely worth having in your box. All materials are included in the cost of the class. Please stop by or call the shop to enroll – 605-341-2450. Hans’ Favorites Fly Tying Class Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. Cost of the class is $40. Hans Stephenson himself will be teaching this class – learn to tie some of Hans’ favorite patterns for the Black Hills! Cost of the class is $40, with 4 spots available. Please stop by or call the shop to enroll – 605-341-2450. Pike Fly Tying Class Tuesday March 5th, 2019. 6-8pm. Cost of the class is $40 Pike have become a very popular target throughout the Black Hills and western South Dakota, and for good reason – they’re big, mean, and they eat big flies. The flies are fun to tie, but require some different skills and techniques than your average trout fly would take. Some tying experience is helpful, and materials are included in the cost of the class. Call the shop at 605-341-2450 to reserve your spot! Private fly tying lessons are $50 per hour per person and can be scheduled any time. Email: email@example.com to inquire about classes.
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