One Night Tying Classes – Monster Flies

By popular demand, this class will revolve around giant flies for Pike and Muskies.  Join Tight Lines manager, Charlie Piette, for this one night tying extravaganza.  The class will cover three patterns showcasing techniques poplular in the modern Essox game. Students will work on articulation, bucktail collars and heads, using u.v. epoxy, and fashioning synthetic minnow bodies.  Class includes use of tools and materials, handouts, and refreshments.  The flies tied in this class demand  a reasonable level of tying skill.  Prior experience is required.  Contact Charlie at the shop to reserve your spot. Date:  February 11th beginning at 6 pm  Cost: …

Free Knot Lessons

We finally completed a full series on basic knots for the fly fisherman. We have been asked to do this for many seasons and Charlie and Tim completed it this week. We hope you enjoy. Subscribe to the shops youtube channel to get all the newest shop videos. Basic Fly Fishing Knots-Setting up a new set up How to tie the nail knot-Connection for attaching backing to fly line and leader to fly line. How to connect the leader to fly line using the handshake connection. How to tie a perfection loop in a leader to attach it to your…

Tight Lines 2010 Guides Year in Review

Tight Lines 2010 Guides year in review. It’s October and it’s hard to believe I’m writing yet another Guide Year in Review. As I look back on the last couple years, I notice a common thread. Every season we run into some sort of adversity that our guides need to overcome. In 2008, it was heavy winds; 2009, marked the second coldest on record and this year – HUGE water. I have never seen the river with that much water in it. To give you an idea just how much water; I guided this spring’s pre-spawn with 590 cubic feet…