The 2017 NKFF Free Beginner's Fly-Tying Classes will start on Sunday February 12th, and will continue on Sundays (Feb 19th, Feb 26th, March 5th, Mar 12th and Mar 19th) from 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm at the Boone County Library (Main Branch on KY route 18).
You can sign up to attend the class by Registering with Boone County Parks & Recreation (after the 1st of the new year) at 859-334-2117 or (to attend or help out) by emailing Aaron McDaniel HERE or calling him at 859-240-2318
It’s a six week program, meeting on Sunday afternoons for two-hours. We start these classes on the Sunday following the Super Bowl and continue through the middle of March.
Fly of the Month
Here are our Flies of the Month
Click on the picture to see the pattern & instructions
January -- Winter Black Stonefly
February -- Disco Deceiver
March -- Bead Head Nymph
April -- Chicago Fly
May -- Blue Winged Olive
June -- Big Black Stonefly
Beers n Barbs is a monthly get together where members tie flies, imbibe in their favorite brew (or not) and share truths and lies about fly fishing exploits. For more details about the next event click HERE.
Creativity is probably the biggest driving factor for fly tying. The fact that you have an open canvas to put whatever you want on a hook will draw you to the vise again and again.
Invariably, once you've got a little experience your flies will last longer than the store bought variety.
There is something about catching a fish on a fly that you've made with your own two hands.
4) Instant Gratification
If you have an idea for something that you think will work, you don't have for somebody else. You can sit down at a vice and start tying immediately.
5) Saving Money
It's the debate that won't quit. Do I save money tying my own flies vs buying them? Well its no different than anything else in life...if you put your mind to it and are thrifty, then you can save money.
5 Reasons to Tie Your Own Flies
2017 Free Fly Tying Classes
July -- Olive Crystal Deceiver
August -- Nitwit Pete
September -- 3 Minute Nymph
October -- Elk Hair Caddis
November -- Vegas Nymph
December -- Parachute Adams
Beers n Barbs