Fly Tying Classes
The Evening Sun Fly Shop offers a number of fly tying classes throughout the fall and winter including trout flies, saltwater flies, deer hair flies, and others. Check back periodically to see what Charlie has lined up for you.
1) Sunday, January 21st — Charlie Shadan, owner and 58-year fly tier, will be teaching a class on 6-7 of some of his very effective flies. Streamers, nymphs and soft hackles will be included in the class. I will also include a bonus session on tying my Squirrel Tail Streamer. Class begins at 10am and goes until 2:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. Limited to 6 students only. Call or email the shop for reservations. The flies tied during this class are some of my most effective patterns and make up a large amount of my fly boxes. Cost of class — $90.00. All materials will be included. Bring your own vise, tools, thread and hair stacker. Black, brown, orange and olive thread will be used. This class is for intermediate/advanced tiers only.
2) Sunday, February 25th — Jay Aylward, a western Mass. guide and accomplished fly tier, will be conducting a class on tying articulated Streamers. These streamers have proven very effective in hunting large Brown Trout on the Deerfield, Hoosac and Farmington Rivers. Jay will provide all materials and hooks for this exciting class. Bring your own vise and tools. Class will run for 9am until 12pm. Limited to 6 people only. Call or email to reserve your spot. Cost of class — $100.00. Jay is on the HMH Pro Staff team and has some of his flies offered for sale in the Montana Fly catalog. This is a tying opportunity that you don’t want to miss!
Call or email the shop for details and to sign up for classes.