Winter 2013 Advanced Fly Tying Workshop - Mono Flies
Realistic Grass Shrimp and Fiddler Crab
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm (lunch break included. Class starts promptly at 9am.)
Doors open: 8:00am
LDWF Waddill Outdoors Education Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Class size limited to 15, so pre-registration required! This class requires experienced tying skills, and is NOT recommended for beginners.
Please note that SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012 is the registration date cutoff. Please check our FORUM for the latest info on registration.
Instructor: Fred Hannie
Sponsored by Red Stick Fly Fishers
Cost: FREE for current members of a recognized fly club, $25 otherwise (applies to 2013 membership in RSFF)
You provide: tying tools, some materials, and some accessories (see below)
We provide: materials, instruction, lunch, refreshments
Fred has agreed to conduct a session covering many of the aspects of monofilament-based realistic flies, incorporating those techniques into two great saltwater patterns very effective for speckled trout, redfish, and other inshore species. The realistic Grass Shrimp and Fiddler Crab will be tied by students, and possibly a mono beetle for freshwater use, if time allots. This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the Master of Realistic Tying! To learn more about Fred's incredible work, go to www.realisticflytying.net.
We will keep a list of everyone signed up on our forum. Anyone interested in signing up for this class should send the Events Chairman an email
Materials each student will need to bring:
- Flexament or any flexible head cement
- Danvilles white 6/0 thread, or substitute
- UNI 4M mono thread
- Spanflex tan rubber legs (or substitute) in small size
- Permanent markers: black, tan, brown
Tools each student will need to bring
- Vise, scissors, bobbins, bodkin, lighter, whip finisher, other tying tools you use
- Smooth jaw pliers (required for flattening work)
- Tying light, don't forget extension cord
Fred will also provide each student with a bag of materials needed for the flies. Red Stick Fly Fishers will provide some other materials as well.