A record-setting wet fly class

Many thanks to the six soon-to-be-dangerous-wet-fly-machines who took yesterday’s Wet Flies and Fuzzy Nymphs for the Farmington River tying class — and thanks to UpCountry Sportfishing for hosting.

Leading a tying class is fun because your pupils are usually eager and engaged. Leading a wet fly tying class even more so because if the fly comes out a little messed up — and the first attempt at a pattern often does — the trout are probably still going to love it.

We covered eight patterns and a bunch of new techniques yesterday. The eight flies is the most I’ve ever covered in a four-hour class. The credit goes to the tiers, who did a tremendous job at their vises. Well done, all!

The aftermath of the tying storm.

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7 comments on “A record-setting wet fly class

  1. salvatore tartaglione says:

    Crushed em today . Prince n pheasant tail won the day!!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. John says:

    Steve – I always enjoy your posts. You are a literary wordsmith and an accomplished tier.

  3. J. Johnson says:

    I notice you use a rotary vise. Do you think a true rotary vise is essential for tying trout patterns?

  4. J. Johnson says:

    It does…Thanks!

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