This popular workshop is designed to get you started into the creative world of fly tying. We use state-of-the-art Regal Vises to get you trained properly and efficiently.

In this 4-week introductory course, students will learn proper techniques, tool management and learn the skills needed to build a strong foundation for creative tying.

We will teach you modern and commercial methods to help you manage vise time and select proper materials for creating flies. Also ideal for tyers who have not had formal training but want to learn proper technique and tricks of the trade.


Course Outline:

Week 1: Understanding the tools of the trade. Half-hitching and whip finish techniques. Learning your way around a hook.

Tying the Woolly Bugger – understanding the flow and steps of this fly creates your foundation.

Carey Special/ Soft Hackle fly – learning collaring and ribbing techniques.

Week 2: Focus is on creating proper wing cases and shellbacks. Learn the truths and myths about dubbing as well as reverse wrapping and dubbing twister techniques. Scuds, PT Nymph and Hares Ear.

Week 3: Streamer Work. Learn to create streamer flies for rivers and lakes:
Proper Tinsel practice and the art of spinning is covered.

Week 4: The Art of the Dry Fly. Learn proper proportioning for these finicky flies. Learn the figure 8 and posting techniques, Tom Thumb and Catskill dry flies (Cahill Dark/Light).


Your Instructor:

Dennis Gamboa from The Fly Box will be your Instructor for the workshop. Dennis has been teaching fly tying classes for over 20 years all over the Lower Mainland. He is a Master of the art of commercial tying with over 25 years experience on his Regal Vise.

His creativity and design has earned him several PRO-Team Sponsors which include Partridge of Redditch and Flymen Fishing Co. He is a Canadian Llama PRO- Tyer and Indie author of The upcoming book “ The Commercial Tyer”- Trade Secrets Revealed.

Note: Regal Vise. Hooks & Materials supplied for duration of course.

Instructor: Dennis Gamboa
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Date: Jan 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 2024

Price: $89.98 + GST (limit 10 students)
Location: In the Sea-Run Classroom 110-1140 Austin Ave, Coquitlam

Please call the shop at 604-931-5044 or email us at to register. Don’t miss this opportunity.

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