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Better yet, visit the shop at 218 Water street in Gardiner, Maine. Until then check out the classes that are offered at the shop.

Guest Tyer Saturday’s begin soon. The line up is below.

Rotary Tying Techniques Class begins November 2.

The shop is hosting a Fly Fishing International Expo Watch Party for three days of fly fishing and tying classes all FREE to you on November 4,5 and 6. Check out the line up below.

Rotary Tying Techniques- class begins November 2

  • For those that know how to tie on a stationary vise, but would like to up their game to a rotary vise.  
  • 4 weeks    
  • $80 per person ($20 deposit required to save a seat) 
  • limit 6 people
  • Vises will be supplied or bring your own rotary vise.  
  • Materials also supplied
  • Meet Wednesday evenings 5:30-7:00 starting 

November 2-November 23

Week one -Why rotary? Compare vises, vise set up, 

Week two- bobbin cradle, hackle pliers, palmering, wooly buggers, nymphs, dubbing brushes

Week three-streamers, bodies, tinsel, counter wrapping, head cement

Week four- wet fly collars, dry fly hackle

FFI Virtual Expo Watch Party

11/4/2022- FRIDAY

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  405 Deer Hair Hacks

Presenter:  Phil Latendresse

Description:  Deer Hair Hacks:  For anyone wanting to tie better bugs.  I will show several techniques that help tying deer hair poppers easier with more consistent results.  Unable to tie a nice skirt, I will show an alternative tail that shows off the head of the tail.  I will show how to get eyes in the same spot on both sides of a popper using a drill press and rotating vice.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM  CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  412 Laws Pertaining to the Possession and Transportation of Natural Fly Tying Materials

Presenter:  Tom Logan

Description:  It is important that those who use natural materials for tying flies for art, fun, and fly fishing be aware of the natural materials available for fly tying, their source, laws that pertain to possession, use, and transportation of natural materials and the conservation purpose for such local, national, and international laws.

Tracks:  Tying Workshop, Trout, Warmwater, Saltwater, Steelhead, Salmon


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  420 The Black Creeper, a George Grant Patented Fly

Presenter:  Dutch Baughman

Description:  The Black Creeper is a George Grant Fly designed to imitate the Golden Stonefly nymph.  The Black Creeper, a hard tapered body nymph pattern, dressed with black monofilament and signature orange segmented belly, and dressed with a woven-hair hackle technique patented by Grant in 1939.  This demonstration will present the fly dressing as well as the woven-hair hackle.


11/5/2022-SATURDAY

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  505 Tying Posts for Parachute Flies

Presenter:  Tim Papich

Description:  Tim will demonstrate various techniques for tying in a post for the parachute flies, klinkhammers and other flies.

Tracks:  Fly Tying

AND 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM SHOP

Course Number & Title:  507 Tying and Fishing Cripples

Presenter:  Eric Austin

Description:  Eric will talk about fishing cripples on flat water and tie 3 example flies: the original deer hair Quigley Cripple, Rene Harrop’s Last Chance Cripple, and Seiji Sato’s Cripple. This program is intended for all tiers and fly fishers.

Tracks:  Tying Demo, Trout


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  514 Equipment for the Beginning Fly Fisher

Presenter:  Jack Gillis

Description:  The workshop would be the Beginning Fly Fishing Equipment.  That would include the storage equipment choices, streamside accessories, first fly rod and reel, wading equipment, and anything a beginner would need.

Tracks:  Fly Fishing Skills, Trout, Warmwater, Saltwater

 AND

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM SHOP

Course Number & Title:  516 Put Wonder In Your Wings

Presenter:  Al Beatty

Description:  Learn to “make” beautiful dry-fly wings out of waste feathers.

Tracks:  Tying Demo, Trout, Warmwater, Steelhead


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM SHOP

Course Number & Title:  533 Fishing Every Trout Fly in Your Box

Presenter:  Jonathan Walter

Description:  This presentation is an intersection between casting and fishing skills. It is meant for beginners and intermediate anglers and will cover basic approaches to casting and fishing different size flies. There will be an emphasis on leader configuration as it relates to presentation v. control and will briefly cover casts to be used. Students are welcome to bring questions and share how they have solved problems of casting different size flies.

Tracks:  Casting, Fly Fishing Skills, Trout


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM SHOP

Course Number & Title:  533 Fishing Every Trout Fly in Your Box

Presenter:  Jonathan Walter

Description:  This presentation is an intersection between casting and fishing skills. It is meant for beginners and intermediate anglers and will cover basic approaches to casting and fishing different size flies. There will be an emphasis on leader configuration as it relates to presentation v. control and will briefly cover casts to be used. Students are welcome to bring questions and share how they have solved problems of casting different size flies.

Tracks:  Casting, Fly Fishing Skills, Trout


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  525 UV Resin Shrimp

Presenter:  Jerry Coviello

Description:  This is a very simple and effective pattern for Sea Trout (in Jersey, we call them Weakfish), Redfish (drum), Stripers (Rockfish), and Blues.  With the UV Resins that came on the market now make tying epoxy type flies easier to tie.  You do not have to place your fly on a rotating drying rack and wait 5 to 10 minutes for them to dry.  You can change the color of the material to match the shrimp.

Tracks:  Tying Demo, Saltwater


6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  529 Crane Fly and CDC Spent Caddis

Presenter:  Koichi Kawai

Description:  I will be tying the Crane Fly using CDC and hackle tips.  This is a sparse and delicate fly.  I will also be tying the CDC Spent Caddis which is a versatile fly that can be used for the mayfly hatch, too.

Tracks:  Tying Demo, Trout

11/6/2022 SUNDAY

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM SHOP

Course Number & Title:  601 Basic Approach To Fishing For Striped Bass For The Wading Fly Fisher

Presenter:  Captain George Sylvestre, Paul Gallo

Description:  Paul Gallo and I will provide an overview of techniques for targeting striped bass near the shore.  Our presentation will include information regarding gear, tackle, casting techniques, how to select a location, and safely navigating the near shore tidal area.

Tracks:  Fly Fishing Skills, Saltwater

AND

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  603 Meat Whistle & Klinkhammer

Presenter:  Tim Papich

Description:  Tim will demonstrate various techniques for tying in a post for the parachute flies, klinkhammers and other flies.

Tracks:  Tying Demo, Trout


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  610 Fly Tying Basics for Beginners

Presenter:  Bill Reisbick

Description:  This demo is for Youth and Beginners.  I will demonstrate the Wooly Bugger, Cooper Lake Nymph, and Blue Dun Dry Fly.

Tracks:  Tying Demo, Trout, Warmwater


3:30 PM – 4:30PM CLASSROOM

 PM LARRY GIBBS SPEAKER SERIES

Course Number & Title:  626 Blane Chocklett

Presenter:  Blane Chocklett

Description:  Blane is a fly fishing guide and creator of the Game Change fly.

Tracks:  Fly Tying


AND 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM SHOP

Course Number & Title:  533 Fishing Every Trout Fly in Your Box

Presenter:  Jonathan Walter

Description:  This presentation is an intersection between casting and fishing skills. It is meant for beginners and intermediate anglers and will cover basic approaches to casting and fishing different size flies. There will be an emphasis on leader configuration as it relates to presentation v. control and will briefly cover casts to be used. Students are welcome to bring questions and share how they have solved problems of casting different size flies.

Tracks:  Casting, Fly Fishing Skills, Trout


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  618 Woven Body Caddis Larva

Presenter:  Jerry Coviello

Description:  I will go over how to weave the Woven Body Caddis Larva.  I do not know if having a two-toned body makes a difference when fishing nymphs.  I know some fly anglers swear that it works as a trigger to attract fish.  I do like how it looks, and the natural insect does not have one color but a few different shades.  This fly will sink quickly and can be used for high stick nymphing in pocket water.

AND

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM SHOP

Course Number & Title:  616 Stream Anatomy, Fish Behavior and Habitat

Presenter:  Barry Webster

Description:  This presentation will discuss the features of a stream and how to locate fish within those features, how a fish’s behavior and anatomy effect where they may be found within a stream.

Tracks:  Fly Fishing Skills, Trout, Warmwater


6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  620 Managing Quill Wings

Presenter:  Jerry Coviello

Description:  Tying in Quill Wings for dry flies and wet flies can sometimes be frustrating.  I will use three different flies to help you with learning how to secure quill wing sections to your dry fly and wet fly.  Flies in the seminar are Blue Dun Dry Fly, Leadwing Coachman Wet Fly, and the Henryville Special Caddis Dry Fly.

Tracks:  Fly Tying, Trout


6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CLASSROOM

Course Number & Title:  627 New Bendback Saltwater Flies

Presenter:  Scott Sanchez

Description:  I will be tying a Furled Bendback Shrimp and Bendback Feather Crab.  The adaption of the snag resistant bendback into these flies give the angler a versatile pattern that can be used for redfish, bonefish, stripers, or permit.

Tracks:  Fly Tying, Saltwater