There are few experiences as rewarding as catching a fish on a fly you tied. We offer beginners classes to each even novice tiers who’ve never picked up a bobbin how to quickly tie a few very effective flies. You’ll learn basic tying skills you can draw upon as you move to more advanced patterns.

For the more advanced tier, we offer special “Single Shot” classes with team members and special guests. Most of these classes are focused on a single topic – usually a species or a new pattern – intended to give participants new skills and insight into fly design and construction.

Events/Bar Flies

Southeast Michigan’s favorite – and longest-running fly tying series continues at SO. Come learn from some of the best, most innovative tyers in the industry. We’re still at Sidetrack Bar & Grille, just down the street from the shop. Doors open at 6pm, tying starts around 7pm.

New to tying? We have a beginner’s area upstairs taught by Sleddy each week. Beginners MUST RSVP by contacting the shop. A limited number of Regal vises and tools are available for use.

January 4th: Tommy Lynch

January 11th: Jeff Liskay

January 18th: Eli Berant

January 25th: Capt. Bruce Chard

February 1st: Dave Barkman

February 8th: Kevin Feenstra

February 15th: Russ Maddin

February 22nd: Blane Chocklett

March 1st: Greg Senyo

March 8th: Mike Schmidt

March 15th: Justin Pribanic

March 22nd: Matt Grajewski

March 29th: Alex Lafkas