Introduction to Fly Tying

May 18 - May 19, 2024

Introduction to Fly Tying


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $50

Participants will be introduced to tying a variety of flies that will catch trout, smallmouth bass and saltwater species. The first day of the workshop will focus on freshwater dry flies, nymphs, and streamers. The second day will focus on fly patterns designed for saltwater species, primarily striped bass. In the workshop, you will build a dubbing brush and construct a dubbing brush fly that will catch saltwater species as well as freshwater musky, pike or bass. You are asked to bring a fly fishing outfit (if you have one) for a casting workshop on both days, and the chance to try out the flies you construct on the Delaware River at Peters Valley. Tying materials will be provided within the cost of the workshop, but participants must provide their own fly tying tools and obtain a NJ fishing license.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Joel Stoehr

Joel Stoehr has been tying flies and fly fishing since he was in grade school. A resident of Rockaway Beach, NYC, Stoehr is an avid saltwater and freshwater fly fisher, and a practicing visual artist. As a full time Assistant Professor of Design at Parsons School of Design, Stoehr brings his experience teaching art and design to this fly tying workshop.

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