Individual tutoring...you won't get lost in a crowd Gift Certificates available
Location: Berks County, Pennsylvania 5 miles west of Reading Regional Airport 45 miles west of Allentown, 50 miles east of Harrisburg
Beginners: Learn the use of all tying tools and a familiarity with materials used. You will tie flies that are proven to catch fish: Dry, Nymph & Streamer patterns. Intermediate: Advanced techniques are taught, e.g. working with deer hair, parachute dry flys, etc. If you have been tying awhile and are experiencing problems with particular techniques... we can work them out.
Limiting the classes to one student allows much more to be learned than can be from a class with numerous students. However exceptions can be made in the case of parent/child or husband/wife couples. call for more info re. rates and methodology. We will work at my tying bench. students are encouraged to bring whatever tools they may have or are welcome to use mine. If you intend to purchase fly tying materials and/or tools; hold off 'til you take the class.You will then be better able to make informed decisions regarding choices of tools.
Learning to tie flies greatly enhances the joy of fishing. Sure, it is a great feeling to catch a fish on a fly that you tyed yourself...but there is more to it than that. Tying adds months to our sport...winter months. During the long winter months when cabin fever sets in and other fly fishermen are stumbling around fishing shows or shops the tyer is busy at his workbench. While tying, ones thoughts turn to experiences of the past and plans for the future with the pattern he is tying. Once mastered fly tying becomes a vehicle for creativity born of streamside observation. Over the past 35 years I have taught students whose ages ranged fron 8 - 90 years. Some were accomplished fly fishers, some did not fish at all. My rate is $75 for a two hour class. Please call or email me for further information or to schedule a class or classes.
Jim Finn Note: Jim is a contract tyer with the Orvis Company; his patterns are sold at fine Orvis shops all over the U.S.