Fly Tying is directly related to the Education mission of Trout Unlimited. We use fly tying to teach people about natural resources, entomology, and of course how trout relate to their primary food source. We use fly tying as a social event, as a way to connect with youngsters and adults alike. Most of all, we do it because it's fun. You can see some of our ongoing projects below.
The Annual Fly Tying Classes
Our annual winter fundraising and social event! We use this as a fundraiser, as a social event, and of course to improve our own skills. And it keeps us busy on those cold winter nights...
The classes are starting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and will run for 6 weeks. We begin at 6:30 and end at 8:30. Beginners and those more advanced are welcome! We have supplies to lend for the class and provide the materials for the flies we tie. Contact Mike Elkavitch, email@example.com for more information or to sign up.
2013 Session Materials
BOOKS! I've started to place the collected wisdom as it relates to books on a separate page. Right now I've got some Technique books listed, but the list is growing. If you click through and order any of these books, the Chapter will get a small rebate - and it doesn't cost you any more. Check it out here.
Or even if you don't like fly tying books, enter Amazon through this link below:
George's Clouser Crayfish.
Casting for Recovery
"enhance the lives of breast cancer survivors by offering no-cost retreats tailored to promote and support mental and physical healing, shared experiences, and the hope that comes from learning new skills."
Groups of 14 women at a time attend retreats all over the USA, and by the way, they need FLIES! We can help. The Chapter will be purchasing 14 fly boxes, and we need to fill them with flies. You can help by signing up for a pattern and making 14 flies. More to come. In the meantime, check out castingforrecovery.org.
Here's what we did in previous years...
The boxes are two section, compartments in the bottom, foam on top boxes.
July 23, 2008. UPDATE! I received a nice letter from Selene Skoug at CFR in Manchester, thanking us for our donation. Give it a read here.
April 29, 2009 Update. Here's a shot of Kate Fox receiving a fly donation (two salmon flies in a glass dome) from TU member Larry Antonuk. The flies will be used during a fund raising event for Casting for Recovery.