The Art of Fly Tying - Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River

The Art of Fly Tying

Tuesday, June 18th

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Enjoy a free five-session workshop on Tuesday evenings, 6/18 – 7/16 at the Watershed Center to enhance your enjoyment of fly fishing. Though it can be intimidating to make flies, catching a fish on a fly that you tied yourself is exciting and very satisfying.

This course covers basic fly tying techniques and will ease you into this creative art. You will leave with the fundamentals used to tie all types of flies!

There is no fee for the course. The instructors and materials are provided by the Ernest Schwiebert Chapter of Trout Unlimited. If you have your own tying tools, we encourage you to bring them. We will supply tying equipment for those who need it.

Class 1 | 6/18
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Introduction to Basic Fly Tying
Tools (basic)
Hooks (brief discussion)
Fly Proportions
Tying Simple Fly
1) Wet Ant
2) Soft Hackle Wet

Class 2 | 6/25
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Types of Bodies
Body Materials
1) Dubbing
2) Body Wrap
Sample Fly
1) Soft Hackle
2) Zug Bug
3) Simple Nymph

Class 3 | 7/2
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wings, Wing Materials, and Tails Materials
Sample Flies
1) Lead Wing Coachman
2) Elk Hair Caddis
3) Spent Wing

Class 4 | 7/9
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Streamer Flies
Buck Tail and Feather Flies
Sample Flies
1) Mickey Finn
2) Black Ghost

Class 5 | 7/16
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Working With Deer, Elk Hair
How to Choose Materials
Sample Flies
1) Muddler Minnow
2) Grasshopper
3) Cricket

Registration is required.

Location Details

The Watershed Institute

Location Address

31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534