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Don Butler Beginner 2-Day Fly Tying Course, Jan 5 & 12, 2019, 10am-3pm

Learn to Tie Trout Flies for the Farmington River & elsewhere with Don Butler-
Don has been teaching people how to tie flies for many years, and his students number in the hundreds. Fooling wary Farmington River trout is more satisfying and rewarding if you learn to tie the flies yourself, plus you can tie your own special variations that are not commercially available. This two day beginner class covers dry flies, emergers, nymphs and streamers, and teaches you to how to construct the go-to flies that you will use throughout the season on the Farmington. Spinners, caddis, mayflies, pupa, parachutes, ants, beetles and more will be covered. All materials will be provided except for thread. Tuition is $150.00 for the two classes, on successive Saturdays of January 5th and 12th from 10am-3pm (1/2 hour lunch break, bring a bag lunch or eat at the deli next door). The size of the class is limited and fills up quickly, so sign up today by calling 860-379-1952.

"Tying Competition Flies with Rich Strolis", Sunday 2/18/18, 9am-3pm

For those of you who don't know, Rich Srolis is a talented local tyer, MT Fly Co signature fly designer, magazine & book author ("Catching Shadows"), fishing guide, and he maintains a website where he regularly releases videos on how to tie his latest fly creations. While he is probably best known nowadays for his [...]

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#2 Don Butler Begninner 2-Day Fly Tying Course, Jan 6 & 13, 2018, 10am-3pm

Learn to Tie Trout Flies for the Farmington River & elsewhere with Don Butler- Don has been teaching people how to tie flies for many years, and his students number in the hundreds. Fooling wary Farmington River trout is more satisfying and rewarding if you learn to tie the flies yourself, plus you can tie [...]

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#1 Don Butler Beginner 2-Day Fly Tying Course, Nov 11 & 18, 2017, 10am-3pm

Learn to Tie Trout Flies for the Farmington River & elsewhere with Don Butler- Don has been teaching people how to tie flies for many years, and his students number in the hundreds. Fooling wary Farmington River trout is more satisfying and rewarding if you learn to tie the flies yourself, plus you can tie [...]

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