WS3 - Introduction to Fly Tying and Flies for New England Waters – March 14, 2020


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WS3 - Introduction to Fly Tying and Flies for New England Waters – March 14, 2020

Dates: March 14, 2020

Class Times: Sat 9am-4pm

Instructor:  Peggy Brenner

Open Studio:  None

Learn the basic skills to tie flies as well as create a half-dozen or more flies to use to catch fish in New England. A combination of fresh and saltwater fish will be covered. Depending upon the skills of the class, we may go a bit beyond the beginner stage.

Material Cost:  $10

About the Instructor: 

Peggy resides in NH, one hour from some of the best saltwater and freshwater fly fishing in New England. Starting with the basic trout and saltwater flies, she progressed to Classic Maine Streamers at United Fly Tier’s, and now Classic Salmon flies with a one-year apprenticeship through the NH Council for the Arts, Traditional Arts Program. Newly retired, Peggy has her second apprenticeship through the same program for a year (2017) to pass on the skills. Peggy was a feature fly tier as part of the; “A Graceful Rise” exhibit featuring women of the past, present, and future influential to the world of fly fishing at the American Fly Fishing Museum. Peggy is a Board member FFI Fly Tying Group and Fly Tying Chair of the FFI Faire, in 2019 she was awarded the Dick Nelson Instructors award for excellence in teaching Fly Tying, past President of International Women’s Fly Fishers, Advisor to United Fly Tyers,. Peggy is also a member of several pro-staff teams including Whiting Farms, Partridge of Redditch, Regal. Mostly, I enjoy fly fishing and sharing the sport with others.s.

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