Upcoming Fly Tying Classes

Classes are designed for both experienced and beginning tiers, who are always welcome.

Time: Doors open at 6:45 PM, classes begin at 7:00 PM
Signups: Very important for material preparation. Signups may done at the club meetings, or by calling the instructor with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. Should you sign up and later find you are unable to attend, please notify the instructor you are canceling.
Bring: Your vise, tools, light, and thread. (some equipment is available for beginners). Classes are free and all materials except thread is provided.

Apr 2023

Hex Mayfly Emerger – 6:30 PM at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003

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This fly will be very important if you’re planning to go to the fishout at Lake Almanor in June. The Hex also hatches in other waters in northeast, California at the same time. You will sure want to have a few if you are planning to head that way. This class is more advanced than usual, and will be difficult for beginners. If however you still wish to attend, that’s fine, there’s always something to learn. As usual, the class is free and materials are provided. sign ups are required so that adequate material will be there for everyone. If you have yellow six old thread, please bring it. There are vices and tools for beginners to borrow. Regarding Covid, I will be wearing a mask, and since we are close to one another, you may consider the same for yourself. If you are ill in any way, please stay at home. Thanks

May 2023

Adult Damselfly – 6:30 PM at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003

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Damselflies will be featured this month and next for our fly tying classes. Adult this month in May and Nymph next month June. Trout, largemouth bass and bluegill will go for this particular insect. As usual, all the materials will be provided for the class, except for the thread, and no charge to participate. The thread this month will be 6/0 blue. Some will be available to borrow. If you have a light colored thread, such as white, tan or yellow, you can bring it and we’ll color it with a sharpie pen. Tools and vices and thread are available for beginners, who are always welcome. It never hurts to bring a lamp and magnification. Sign up at a club meeting, or call 831-688-1561. Allow at least 24 hours for  material preparation. Please wear a mask. Thanks. Elaine.