About this class.
We are happy to announce that the Masterclass Novice Level Fly Tying - the 2-day course is offered again throughout the winter months from January 2023 through to April 2023. It is for all levels of ability but is catered towards those that are just beginning their journey in this art form. We teach techniques and procedures that are applicable to all fly patterns.
All classes are supplied with all the tools and materials. There is no need to prepurchase the additional cost of a fly tying kit for the course. These classes are excellent Birthday, Christmas, and Anniversary gifts for that outdoors person in your life. As a GAIA-certified fly tying instructor Gary Hanke is pleased to offer the following fly tying class.
"The object of this program will be to teach, in a practical manner, the Art of Fly Tying at a "Novice/Beginner Level.”
For this fly tying program, we will provide you with quality materials and tools to use, at no charge, which includes all hooks, materials, and fly tying tools. With these supplies, you will be able to tie many different fly patterns by using any of the successfully proven Western patterns that we will teach as a base set of flies.
Each pattern has been selected to illustrate a basic fly tying procedure and tying technique that is applicable to use in hundreds of other fly patterns. Keep in mind, that even though the patterns taught in this course are excellent flies, it is the learning of the procedures and techniques illustrated by these patterns that will make you a fly tier. These procedures and methods are carried over from one fly to the next and once each procedure or method is mastered, you can tie a variety of fly patterns by simply varying the materials used and the order of the techniques utilized. (Overcome the domino effect!)
It is always a good idea to try out a variety of fly tying tools and vises before purchasing those that will suit your needs to best fit your budget. We provide 5 different types of vises and a variety of fly tying tools for you to work with while learning how to tie flies. There is no need to pre-purchase a fly tying kit for our class. This is a large saving and the end result puts you into tools and materials that will fit your needs.
Certificate of Achievement
Fly Tying Manual (PDF Format-email required) $40.00 savings. (This is a living document that is 100 pages currently)
**Private, club, association, and corporate classes are available upon request**
** All courses are nonrefundable**
Gold Medal Experience and Unbelievable Value
This course is an absolute must for anyone who is interested in becoming a fly tier or simply sharpening their skills. Gary has decades of experience and has tied all over the world. He is passionate about this history and doing things the proper way. I wasn't sure if tying was for me when I signed up for this course with a friend. I had no experience, materials, or tools. Gary provides everything you need for the course including the opportunity to try out different vices and tools. All you have to do is show up. For 2 full days of training with a certified instructor, all the materials and tools you need, I think it would be hard to get a better bang for your buck. Gary has helped me discover a new passion that will last a lifetime.