Tim Flagler – Saturday 8:30 – 11:00 am
Flies For Swingers
Flies for swingers – Classic and modern wet flies, streamers and trout spey flies. In the class, we’ll tie numerous patterns for swinging but the tips and techniques covered can be used when tying just about any style of fly. Tim Flagler is a well-known fly tying instructor. His YouTube fly tying videos are some of the best in the business and his YouTube channel, practicalpatterns.com currently has over 73,000 subscribers and almost 22 million views. His videos appear weekly on the Orvis Fly Fishing News Blog and MidCurrent. He also has a regular column “Beginner’s Masterclass with Tim Flagler” in Fly Tyer magazine. Don’t miss this opportunity to tie with Tim, you won’t regret it!
Here’s a list of flies that we will be tying:
- Pine Squirrel Trout Spey Streamer
- Mickey Finn
- Wood Duck Heron
- Woolly Worm
- Major Woody
Tim Flagler is the owner of Tightline Productions, L.L.C., a video production company located in Califon, NJ. Although he produces video programs over a wide range of topics, his specialty is fly fishing. Almost every week he produces a new fly tying or “how to” video which appears not only on his YouTube and Vimeo channels but on Midcurrent and the Orvis fly fishing blog as well. They’re also featured on Trout Unlimited’s national website and the Orvis Learning Center. Many of the tying videos take the viewer well beyond just the tying of the fly and show what it looks like underwater, what natural it represents and how it can be fished.In addition, Tim’s a fixture at the Fly Fishing Shows, giving presentations, teaching classes and often as a Featured Tier. He enjoys guiding year round for Shannon’s Fly & Tackle in Califon, NJ. and hosts annual trips to Patagonia in the spring and to the Kootenai River in MT starting summer of 2020.