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Classes and Clinics

Free Saturday Morning Tying Clinics

The Laughing Grizzly presents a fly tying clinic every Saturday from fall through spring from 10:00 - 12:00 featuring tyers from around the area- some well-known and some not as well-known, but all have fly patterns, tying techniques and fishing tips that will help you become a better fly fisher and fly tyer. We serve coffee and donuts- it's a great way to start the weekend. Check back for schedule updates.

In addition to the tyers shown below, we are working with other presenters to fill out the schedule. If you are on our e-mail list, you'll receive a note each week announcing the Saturday program. If you know of a tyer you'd like to see us feature, let us know.
 

Date Presenter Notes
10/20/18 Dick Shinton Dick will tie his own patterns, many of which have appeared in books: Modern Terrestrials (Takahashi) , A Fly Fishing Guide to RMNP (Schweitzer), A Fly Fishing Guide to IPWA (Schweitzer and Kruise ), and Colorado Guide Flies (Dorsey). He'll also tie a few newer patterns that haven't been publicized yet.
10/27/18
11/3/18
11/10/18
11/17/18
11/24/18
12/1/18
12/8/18
12/15/18
12/22/18 No Clinic
12/29/18 YOU It has become a custom here at the Laughing Grizzly to invite our customers to show off their skills and ideas during the holiday season. You can use your own or our vise and tools- just be prepared to demonstrate the materials and tying steps, and describe how, when and where you fish it.
1/5/19
1/12/19
1/19/19 Mark Rayman Mark always exclaims "Done" at the end of tying a fly. His specialty is easy-to-tie flies that really work. He regularly fishes for carp, trout, bonefish, permit, redfish, bass and other stuff most of us probably never heard of, and he knows or has invented fly patterns that will catch 'em all. Little known fact: Mark also plays the tuba, and played in the Nebraska University marching band during his college days, but we won't hold that against him.
1/26/19
2/2/19

SVATU EXPO
No Clinic

2/9/19
2/16/19

2/23/19

3/2/19
3/9/19
3/16/19
3/23/19
3/30/19
4/6/19