The Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, through South Middleton Parks and Recreation, is offering Beginner and Advanced Fly-Tying Classes for tiers of all ages and genders.  Children under 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Discount for Seniors.  Classes will run consecutive Tuesday evenings 7-9PM, from January 25, 2022 to March 15, 2022.

Students in the Beginner’s class will learn a different tying technique each week.  Each week’s patterns will build on skills learned during the previous weeks.  Materials for all fly patterns will be provided as well as a binder including a basic fly-tying introduction primer, recipes for the patterns tied in class, and a listing of local resources.  Tool kits including a tying vice and basic fly-tying tools are available for loan during the course.  Students are encouraged to practice honing their skills with the vise and tools at home between classes.

The Advanced class will feature favorite patterns demonstrated by a different guest fly tier each week.  Students will need to bring their own vise and tools to class.  Materials for each pattern and pattern recipes will be provided.  Students will receive a binder listing each week’s guest tier, the fly patterns they will demonstrate with the pattern recipes specifying materials needed to tie the patterns. This year’s guest tiers range from chapter members with years of local and regional fly fishing experience, to professional fly fishing guides and a professional artistic fly tier.

The cost of the eight-week course is $15 for South Middleton Township residents/$21 for non-residents ($25 resident/$31 non-resident for registrations after 1/15/22).  Registration information for the classes may be found in South Middleton Township’s Winter 2021 Newsletter which is published and mailed to township residents by mid-December. Non-residents can access the newsletter online at www.smiddleton.com or by contacting the Township offices at 520 Park Drive, Boiling Springs PA 17007, phone (717) 258-4441. Register online, by phone, or in person at the township offices beginning December 15th at link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/smparksandrec/Home/  (Masking and social distancing will be required of all participants at all times by the School District while inside the Boiling Springs High School building).