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.

Jul 2022

Pat’s Tungston Bead Head Rubber Legs – JULY Fly tying – 6:30 PM at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003

IMPORTANT:  This class will be taught at the Aptos Grange.  Masks will be OPTIONAL.   NO ZOOM access.

The tungsten bead head Rubber Legs is a heavily weighted nymph pattern that makes a great point fly for a euro nymphing rig, and can also be used to sink an indicator rig deep into the water column.  This fly imitates medium to large species of stoneflies—particularly skwalas, and can be tied in a variety of colors to imitate other species of stoneflies.  Rubber Legs Patterns are generally used to target trout but can also be used to target black bass and other freshwater species.  This is a particularly useful pattern for fishing the Yuba and Truckee rivers. 

Contact Dar to attend the class.  mendsandbends@gmail.com

Aug 2022

Fluke Fly – Aug Fly tying – 6:30 AM at Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Drive, Aptos, CA, 95003

IMPORTANT:  This class will be taught at the Aptos Grange.  Masks will be OPTIONAL if you are vaccinated.   NO ZOOM access.

The Fluke Fly is a smaller adaptation of a deceiver. It is tied with deceiver hackle and synthetic materials, on a light jig hook for snag resistance, a slow fall and easy castability. Fished on a floating line near shore or structure, it will sink near the bottom of a lake or pond (where the fish are?) and rise and fall as it is stripped back. The target is black bass and sunfish.

Contact Greg Foy to attend the class. greg@foyconstruction.com

Sep 2022

Foam Run Caddis – 6:15 PM at ,

IMPORTANT: This class will be taught at the Aptos Grange Hall. Masks will be required for this session. No zoom access.
If you are looking for an easy dry fly trout pattern, here it is for you. And certainly great for beginners, who are always welcome. Caddis are one of the most important food sources for trout and should be included in anybody’s fly box. The upcoming Mammouth fishout will be one of those places that you can readily use this fly.The classes are always free and all materials are provided except for the thread if you have it available. This time we will be using olive 8/0 thread.The club has tools, vises  and thread to borrow if you need them.
Please call Elaine Cook at 831-688-15612 reserve your spot and ensure that there are enough materials for the class.