Changes to PVFF Fly Tying Classes in 2020

By Don Fine

We are moving ahead with plans to make several changes to our Beginner’s fly tying class, starting on Feb. 17th.

We anticipate that the new Beginner’s program will provide (a) basic instruction for those who have never tied an artificial fly before (i.e., neophytes) and (b) a series of progressive tying instruction sessions for the more-experienced tiers who have good basic technique, but wish to expand their repertoire of fly patterns and/or broaden their fly tying skills. Don Fine will continue to serve as the focal point for the Beginner’s Fly Tying program, albeit several members have already volunteered to help the new attendees with basic fly tying instruction. Their support is most appreciated.

At this time we do not anticipate any other significant changes to our overall fly tying program, other than a change in the name of our fly tying Roundtable, which will hereafter be called Advanced Fly Tying. The focus of the Advanced Fly Tying sessions will be to continue using the expertise of guest fly tiers to provide (new skills) to those whose goal is to learn new techniques, new applications of materials, and/or representation of natural forms of fish bait.

As a reminder, with the exception of combined sessions in July and August, the Beginner’s fly tying is held on the 3rd Monday of each month, and the Advanced fly tying is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.