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Fly Tying Lessons

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The Chapter's namesake "Red Quill" Dry Fly


Our Chapter hosts regular fly tying sessions for anyone interested in learning how to tie their own flies or wishing to enrich or share their fly tying experience.        

The group meets the first three Saturday's of each month from 9:30 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. noon at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library during the late fall and winter months ( see schedule of planned dates for 2018/2019 listed below ).  Also, on an impromptu basis the group frequents the local coffee house, The Roast, across from the Library on Main Street after a morning's tying session for some fresh locally roasted & brewed coffee, and where more tall fish tales grow before all venture off for the balance of the day's chore list...
It doesn't matter if you are a first-time beginner, novice or professional, everyone is welcome to join in on both the knowledge exchange, and the fun of hand crafting one's own flies in hopes of perhaps fooling a wily fish or just enjoying the pure artistry of crafting. 
Our members will happily share fly tying materials needed for the weekly lesson, and will share tools & equipment with those new to the craft if needed. So, come join the group some Saturday morning, and try your hands at crafting a few of your own Trout flies to use on your next angling adventure or to simply adorn your den. 

PS.  Our crew can tie all matter of flies!  Just ask!! 

     For program questions, contact Douglas Ernst: Email at  dougsbugs2[at] or what better way than to chat with him at a monthly chapter meeting.



Our 2018/2019 Fall & Winter fly tying dates at the Patchogue-Medford Library.  Check with a Librarian for weekly room assignment... We hope you can join us!  

       Fall/Winter  2018/ 2019...  Fly Tying Lesson Date Schedule:
Oct. 6, 13 & 20   
Nov. 3, 10 & 17
Dec. 8, 15 & 22   
Jan. 5, 12 & 19  
Feb. 2, 9 & 16 
Mar. 2, 9 & 16
       ~Weekly fly patterns to be announced via email~  note: If there are any specific requests or topics for a given Saturday, Please contact one of the leaders listed. 
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      Image: Sample Weekly Fly Pattern  

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PHOTO: Doug Ernest Exhibition fly tier at 1st. Long Island Fly Fishing Expo

     Fly Patterns to help keep the fingers busy tying flies before, during & after the fishing season...
Below are Links to several videos with a sampling of flies tied during the group's weekly morning sessions.  We hope these videos inspire you to join our group.


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