Hokendauqua Chapter annually runs a consecutive eight week Beginner's Fly Tying Class. Two flies a week are demonstrated starting with a very basic fly and ending with a more advanced fly. With the basics taught in the classes the students should have the ability to tie almost any pattern they can find. (For more advanced training we offer a free fourth Wednesday of the month Fly Tying Session.)
All materials and a 108 page manual are given to the students. Loaner tool kits are available for those that don't have the tools. A two DVD set of videos which parallels the class is offered for a donation.
Classes are held on Saturday mornings and start at 9:30 AM. They usually last about two hours. They are currently held in Cafeteria A of the Northampton Area Middle School which is off of Laubach Ave. in Northampton, PA. If there are two inches of snow on the ground the class is postponed until the following week.
We have had anywhere from 35 - 70 students, but there are enough volunteers to assist the students after the powerpoint demonstration. The powerpoint and the manual were developed by member Tony Pavone. A 'Brochure' with application is available for download on the Links to Documents page.
A voluntary raffle is held each week. Items such as Fly Tying Kits and DVDs are available for a donation. Proceeds support our many stream improvement projects.