Washington Fly Fishing Club Beginning Fly Tying Class

Discussion in 'Events' started by flyfisher98052, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. flyfisher98052 New Member

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    Washington Fly Fishing Club will be holding a beginning fly tying class starting Thursday, January 7, 2010 and will run for 6 weeks. Cost is $45 and registration is required. Call Bob at 206-542-4623 or Jim at 253-395-8722 to register.
  2. Joz Member

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    Why do you have to charge, it seems to me like it getting so every one is trying to make money off of fly fishing its a sport. Give the new people a free class, and stop selling fly rods and reels if you don't need them give your used stuff to the up and coming new kids.. Joz
  3. Mike T Active Member

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    "Why do you have to charge, it seems to me like it getting so every one is trying to make money off of fly fishing its a sport. Give the new people a free class, and stop selling fly rods and reels if you don't need them give your used stuff to the up and coming new kids.. Joz "

    :hmmm:

    $45 for a 6 session class like this is a steal. I guarantee none of the instructors are getting rich off of this.
  4. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    What are you, some kind of home-grown fly fishing socialist? I say let the "Up And Coming New Kids" work, and earn the $ for their own lessons and stuff, and quit whining give-me, give-me all the time.
    Tell you what Joz, when you dry you eyes, you give 'em your stuff.
    LB
  5. Denny Active Member

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    It's a club that's putting it on, not a fly shop! The $$ goes towards the materials the students will use, $$ for use of a facility, and $$ for the insurance. Read the subject line, and you'll see it's not a class offered by a business . . . hey, maybe you should donate some of your materials (and time) to help defray the cost?

    Sheesh.
  6. Allison Banned or Parked

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    Ir's a heck of a deal, but I'd like to ask if this club still does not allow female members? I could never support and organization that does that!
  7. Joz Member

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    Papafish, I will donate anything I have to help kid's get into fly fishing(or have you forgotten who sent you the Alpaca and polor bear) as will as the other tweny two people on this BB and the other one that we both read...
    Denny.....If I have what you need let me know( I'm out of blue eared pheasants only had four to donate.) I still have a lot of stuff just ask.
    As far as my time, I have been teaching for thirty years off and on as will as fly casting,never charged. Three hours once a week(0ne hour is for casting) at our local fair grounds,During the summer Also donated five fly rods(one was a Sage) and three reels.....Try it Denny you may like helping people get started....Thats all I have say.....Joz
  8. Mike T Active Member

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    Are you serious?

    Where do they hold their meetings? In a tree fort?
  9. Denny Active Member

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    So, does that mean you don't support the Northwest Women's Flyfishers? I support them and all the good things they do for the sport and the resource.

    For the record, there is no restriction respective to age or gender to participate in this tying program.
  10. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    If they don't, I'm founding a club that does.
  11. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Great price for a tying class. So what if the club hosting it is limited to male membership? There are clubs limited to female membership. I've met folks from gender specific clubs in the past and they've treated me well. Both clubs have a keen interest in getting others going, and such an affordable price for a class seems fair to me. If someone wants to host a free class, I'd say it was a good idea too. There are a lot of good reasons to support such an event and not many reasons I can think of to bash it. I hope the class is a resounding success and many new fly tyers get a great flying start (pun intended).
  12. Mike T Active Member

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    I'm so there!
  13. Denny Active Member

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    But there's no tree fort . . . :confused:
  14. robbbos east coast transplant

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    Just got back from the first session and had a great experience. I'm new to the area, new to fly-tying, and new to this forum, but the instruction I got tonight was excellent... there were probably about 8 WFFC instructors for 10-15 students (male and female). Got 1-on-1 coaching for most of the time, although the quality of my flies probably doesn't reflect that. Oh well! The $45 fee seems very reasonable and I really appreciate the instructors' volunteering their time to teach a new guy like me.
  15. Allison Banned or Parked

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    I don't have an opinion on NWF, but I am not a member. I try to avoid any organizations that discriminate.

    On your second sentence, I assume then that women are still not allowed in the club.

    Does the club allow non-white people, or is race also a consideration?

    BTW, I wish the fishing club I'm in held their meetings in a tree fort, that would be cool.
  16. Denny Active Member

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    Good for you! All of it: your willing to donate items, donating rods, and giving people casting and tying instruction.

    Your wrote: "I will donate anything I have to help kid's get into fly fishing". Please send me your contact information and I can forward it on to the instructors teaching the tying class. I'm sure the students and the instructors will appreciate anything that you can contribute. I'll give everyone feedback here on how you help . . .

    I also enjoy getting people started, and do so frequently. :thumb:
  17. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Back on topic? A class is being offered at a pretty fair price for quality instruction for beginners. No need to say much more than if you want to learn to tie look into this or another entry level fly tying course. Check all other baggage at the door.
  18. Salmo_g Active Member

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    From personal experience, please be WARNED! In 1971 I took the fly tying class offered by the WFFC. And then the fly casting class at Green Lake offered in the spring. Totally changed my life by making a fly fisherman of me and ruined any and all prospects of every leading a useful and productive existance. I ate, drank, slept, studied, and practiced fly fishing. Year 'round. Gave up hunting so I could fly fish more. I may have discovered a cure for cancer, or at least become a bright young surgeon, or architect, or engineer. Instead I became a fly fisherman and had to become a fisheries biologist to support my habit.

    Sg
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