2017 Fly Tying Course

 

  • Date: Every Thursday from  1 June to 17 August (12 weeks)
  • Time: 6.30 to 8.30 pm (doors open at 6.00 pm; instruction begins at 6.30 pm)
  • Cost: $10 per night or $80 for entire course for members; and $15 per night or $120 for entire course for non-members. 
  • Venue: Taupo Fishing Club

 

You bring: 

Vice, fly tying scissors, bobbin, whip finisher, thread (6 or 8/0 and 210 denier), copper wire (brassy) and lead (0.020 or 0.025). Limited numbers of gear available for loan for first three weeks. 

 

We provide: 

All other materials required to tie patters of the day. 

Tea & biscuits. 

Beer, wine, and soft drinks for sale at venue (cash only). 

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

1 June. Tying basics (laying on thread, tying in materials, establishing proportions, dubbing, finishing, etc)

8 June. Nymphs (fly of the night: Hare & Copper / Pheasant tail)

15 June. Nymphs (fly of the night: Rainbow Warrior)

22 June. Nymphs (fly of the night: Caddis)

29 June. Woolly Buggers (fly of the night: Beaded Woolly Bugger)

6 July. Fur streamers (fly of the night: Red Rabbit)

13 July. Feathered streamers (fly of the night: Grey Ghost / Jack Sprat)

20 July. Feathered streamers (fly of the night: Green Orbit / Ginger Mick)

27 July. Boobies (fly of the night: Green and Black Booby)

3 August. Glow bugs (fly of the night: Glow Bug / Heave and Leave)

10 August. Dry flies (fly of the night: Elk Hair Caddis)

17 August. Fly tying competition for participants. 

 

* Four additional weeks for learning to tie special and requested flies to be arranged if sufficient interest warrants (cost: $10 per session)