Fly Tying Classes

Learn How to tie flies for fly fishing with your hosts of Friday Night Flies.

ALL FLY TYING CLASSES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS FROM COVID-19. NEW CLASS DATES WILL BE SET AT A LATER DATE WHEN SAFE TO. For those that purchased classes, you will be refunded at request. If not refunded your purchase will be forwarded toward next available class. Sorry for any inconveniences, obviously your health and safety means much more to us than tying flies at this time. Stay safe and healthy my Friends! If you have any questions or concerns please email or call toll free (877)905-8121

Class dates will be posted below. If you are interested in joining one of our fly tying classes please book online. We can only accommodate 12 students per class. Once those 12 are booked your name goes on the wait list. Don’t worry we will be hosting specialty fly tying classes. Specialty classes you can look forward to in the near future include:

  • Popular Steelhead Patterns
  • Chironomid fly tying
  • Deer Hair Stackers – The lost Art
  • Czech Style Nymphs
  • Popular Salmon Fly Patterns
  • Traditional Trout Flies

Scott LeBoldus and Brad Knowles of Friday Night Flies Present:

Fly Tying Classes

Why have 1 fly tying instructor when you could have 2 or more. Come tie flies with the beauty and the beast! For this special introductory course Friday Night Flies is supplying everything you need to tie flies. All you need to do is show up ready to learn some new skills. The cost for this all inclusive fly tying course is $125. and includes a cold glass of beer each night we tie, on us.

Introductory to Fly Tying Class

Minimum of 2 professional fly tying instructors from Friday Night Flies

In this class we will talk about the fundamentals of tying flies for river fly fishing, and stillwater fly fishing in the Sea to Sky Corridor. We will also have an optional 4th day where we take flies that we have tied in class and put them to use on the river or lakes, with the Professional Fly Fishing guides from Pemberton Fish Finder.
Our Kid friendly fly tying venue Combines Crisp, Cold, locally brewed beverages from our friends at the Beer Farmers.

Fly Tying Classroom
Fly Tying Classroom

Day 1

Introduction to the basics – Thursday April 9th , 6:30PM – 8:30PM Postponed

  • Tool knowledge
  • Material Use
  • finishing knots
  • Whip finishing tool
  • Half Hitch Tool
  • Bobbin
  • Hackle pliers
  • Feather wraps

Learn these Applications while you tie these popular flies: Wolly buggers and leeches

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Crown Vise fly tying kit
Crown Vise fly tying kit

Day 2

Honing your skills – Thursday April 16th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM Postponed

  • Proportioning
  • Fly aesthetics
  • Material use and tool applications along with focusing on proper fly proportions
  • Dubing loop

Application: nymphs, egg

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Day 3

Putting it all together – Thursday April 23rd, 6:30PM – 8:30PM Postponed

  • In season pattern – basic streamers
  • hackle plier, dubbing loop
  • advanced techniques

Better understanding of material applications:
rabbit strip, dumbbell eye, cone headed Moto Minnow.

Day 4 *Optional*

Let’s Get a Line Wet and put your fly to the Test – Sunday April 26th, 8AM – 1PM Postponed

  • Tie 3 Friday Night Flies Recipes the night prior, Selected by your instructor for the next days use.
  • 5 hour fly fishing lesson
  • How to choose the right fly pattern and why
  • Cycling through patterns
  • Improve your fly casting, presentation
  • learn how to fly fish a pattern properly
  • Proper fish handling techniques
  • Catch and Release
  • Minimum 5 students
  • $179 per person All fly fishing equipment provided
  • Pack a light lunch and drink

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Fly fishing for Coastal Cutthroat Trout in BC
Fly fishing for Coastal Cutthroat Trout in BC

It is one thing to know how to tie flies but it is another thing to know how to fly fish them. The optional 4th day not only shows you how to put those flies you just tied to work, it will also give you a life skill for years of enjoyment. We want to make sure your have the tools for the job So, Upon completion of fly tying class and or fly fishing trip students will be provided a 15% off coupon to be used at Spud Valley Sporting Goods Ltd on Fishing equipment. Just an Added bonus, to help you get the gear you need.