There are many reasons to tie a fly. Some like to save money. Some like to “match the hatch”. Some just can’t find what they’re looking for commercially. Whatever the reason, tying a fly yourself will make you a better fisherman. Being able to get inside of a fishes’ favorite restaurant and serve them a home cooked meal can be very satisfying, especially when he or she catches more, and bigger fish! When this is achieved all the other reasons to tie seem to take a back seat. Fly tying is often relaxing, vexing, wildly creative, strict, beautiful and usually very satisfying.

Classes at THE FISH HAWK

When you attend the tying classes expect a very casual atmosphere. This is for fun. After all you will be with fellow fishermen. The emphasis is on “learning how to cook, not what to cook.” The patterns you are taught often involve techniques needed in many patterns. You will learn about materials and there uses. How to choose and use tools. How to read fly “recipes” and how to improvise.

The low-down

Classes are offered throughout the winter in the evenings at The Fish Hawk. Cost is $125. They are once a week sessions for four consecutive weeks. Classes begin at 6:30 pm and end around 8:30. Class size is limited to six students! All the tools and materials are provided. You just show up. Trying out tools such as fly tying vises is encouraged.

These are 4 consecutive week sessions. Each 4 week session begins on the following DATES:

  • January 7, 2015 – Wednesdays
  • January 13, 2015 – Tuesdays
  • January 22, 2015 – Thursdays
  • January 26, 2015 – Mondays
  • February 11, 2015 – Wednesdays

LOCATION: The Fish Hawk

Cost is $125 per student


  • All classes begin promptly at 6:30 and end around 8:30.
  • All tools and materials are included.
  • Payment in full is required to reserve a spot.
  • Sorry, there are no refunds.
  • If a class is missed, makes ups are available by joining another session on the appropriate night.
  • Additional class sessions will be added if there is demand.

E-mail Rob or call the shop 404.237.3473