Cumberland Valley Chapter Trout Unlimited and South Middleton Parks and Recreation will once again be conducting the popular Winter Fly Tying Classes for Beginners and Advanced Tyers. Jerry Kerstetter is once again conducting the Beginner Class and we will publish our lineup of Advanced Class leaders on our website as well as in Tightlines once we have finalized the leaders and the patterns they will be tying.
Beginners will go through the eight week course by learning or improving on the techniques required to tie any pattern with practice and repetition. The emphasis on this course is TECHNIQUE not how to tie an exact pattern even though that does take place in many cases.We will once again have a loaner tool kit available on a first come first serve basis for those people who do not have their own basic tools. Simply sign out the kit at the start of the course and return it at the end. The basic tools needed are: Vise, Scissors, Bobin, Hackle Pliers, and Half Hitch tool or Whip Finisher. All materials including hooks and an instruction booklet will be provided. Tying tools are sold at all fly shops in the area.
The Advanced class will be lead by a different leader each week and the participants will tie along with the leader. Materials will be provided except for thread. We will provide a thread list to participants prior to the start of the class.
Classes are open from Youth to Sr, Citizens. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Classes begin on Tuesday January 14, 2020 and will continue every Tuesday night for 8 weeks from 7 to 9pm. This may be subject to change if school is closed for inclement weather which did happen a few times last year. All classes are held at the Boiling Springs High School. Enter through the main entrance and go to room 110. The course fee is $15 for South Middleton Twp. residents and $ 20 for non township residents.
Registration begins on December 13, 2019. Register on the township website www.smiddleton.com, or call 717 258-4441. Credit cards are accepted as well as walk in registration at the township office.
If you are going on one of those Exotic fishing trips and you will not be here to register before the course starts and you want to register early by mail you may do so. Use the form here as an example of the information needed (print out, fill-in and mail the form). Make checks payable to South Middleton Twp. Parks and Rec. There is a 20% discount for Sr Citizens. Mail form and check to South Middleton Twp. Parks and Rec. 520 Park Drive, Boiling Springs,Pa 17007.