Fly tying classes at Hallington 2023

There’s no doubt that catching fish on flies you have tied – or even designed – yourself adds something special to your fishing experience.

We are offering two courses, led by Phil Bilbrough a WFFC member and Chairman of the Northumbria branch of the Fly Dresser’s Guild.

For beginners:

The date: Sunday May 14th, 2pm – 4pm (min 2 and a max of 6 people)
To include –
Vices – pedestal and clamp types, rotary, screw and lever types.
Hooks – choosing the right one for the job.
Tools – scissors, hackle pliers, dubbing needle, whip finisher, bobbin holder, bobbin threader, half-hitch etc.
Threads – silk, polyester, gel-spun polyethylene.
Materials – feathers, fur, synthetics etc.
Demonstration – tying some simple flies that will catch fish.

For improvers:

The date: Sunday June 4th, 2pm – 4pm (min 2 and a max of 6 people)
A session designed to improve your fly dressing skills by demonstrating some advanced tips and techniques while tying some useful flies.
To include –
Use of rotary vice for hackling, winding bodies etc.
Reinforcing bodies and hackles.
Use of gallows tool for parachute and paraloop hackles.
Tool-less finishing, floss tags, taming seal’s fur, dubbing loops, easy hackle
guards, easy booby eyes, hair stacking, north country spiders etc.

To make your booking please please contact our Office Manager Jackie Willshire on and/or 01434 681405.