NAFF is hosting an Intermediate Fly Tying Class, Tactical Tailwater Flies and How to Fish Them, on Saturday, February 3, presented by Dennis Galyardt. Most tailwaters require challenging presentations, proper fly selections, and rigging for specific situations. In this intermediate class, we will tie patterns imitating midges, mayflies, and caddis. Matching the life cycles of insects represents wonderful chances for success. However, they must be fished correctly in order to take advantage of fish feeding on the various insects.
You will not only tie the flies, but learn about special rigs for the flies, how to get drag free drifts, and where to fish. Tailwater fish are not going to eat the first thing thrown at them when midges, mayflies, or caddis are hatching. The angler needs imitative flies fished with skill in order to achieve consistent success. This class can help you do that. Tyers taking the class need a vise, tools and a light source (if needed). Materials will be provided. The class is limited to 10 members. The class will be held at the Van Matre Senior Center, 1000 N. Third Street in Mountain Home from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sub sandwiches will be provided for lunch.