We absolutely love tying Intruder style flies! Sitting at the vise, sipping a cold beer or hot coffee, while spinning up the latest swinging creation is some of the most fun one can have off of the water. One of the things that we love about tying Intruder style flies is that there really are no rules. Yeah, there are some loose proportions and guidelines but other than that it is entirely up to the tier to bring their vison to life. Want to use all synthetics? Sweet! Don’t like to tie with rubber legs? Slap some ostrich on that bad boy! You are limited only by your imagination. There is a flip side to all that creative freedom, though. Intruders can be intimidating. With all of the options out there for different materials and techniques it can be a bit overwhelming on where to get started, what to use and how to use it. If you have every watched Jerry French spend 15 minutes creating the perfect composite dubbing loop you know what I mean. Enter the Intruder Techniques Class! In this class we will explore a vast array of Intruder tying techniques, tips and materials through the lens of a single fly pattern. From quick “guide style” Intruders to ones tied with complex dubbing loops the variations to a single fly style that can be achieved by simply changing up your materials and techniques are astounding. This class is perfect for intermediate level tiers who are either new to Intruder style flies or tiers who are looking to learn some new tips and techniques to save time and money at the vise.
All tying materials (except thread) will be provided. Students must provide their own tools and vise.
Cost: $50 per person. Max 4 students.
When: Wednesday, January 17th, @ 6:30 pm
Where: Upper mezzanine @ Brandywine Kitchen
Please contact email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at (360) 312-7978 to sign up.