Worley Bugger Fly Co-Fly Tying Classes 
Worley Bugger Fly Co-

Over the past several decades, fly fishing has become a popular form of fishing, espeically in the Western United States.  With the vast amount of fabled rivers, streams and stillwater fisheries spread out across the Pacific Northwest, both men and women have taken up the sport of fly fishing. 

Each year, the interest and intrique in catching both freshwater and saltwater species of fish on flies continues to grow.  With that said, the professional staff at Worley Bugger Fly Co, has been educating fly anglers for over two decades on the art of catching fish with flies.


With winter setting in, many fly fishermen have stowed their fishing gear and have begun the fun filled task of refilling their fly boxes with the arsenal they will need for the new fly fishing season.  Replenishing their stock of hand tied flies is a time honored tradition and a symbol of pride for those that do. However, in today's modern fly fishing world, fly tying is a daily endeavor that the student of the sport participates in every month of the year.

For those that pursue the fly fishing lifestyle, fly tying is just another extension of the sport. For those that fish on a consistent basis, fly tying is a constant career in keeping your boxes stocked with plentiful patterns that are working well throughout the fishing year.  One never wants to be at the mercy of an empty box of the hottest fly.

Here at WBFC, we strongly believe that the sport of fly fishing and fly tying are integral parts of one another and in order to become a talented, well rounded fly fishermen and truly understand the sport, fly tying is an essential comprehension.

If you have ever been to the WBFC pro-shop and seen the enourmous selection of fly tying materials we have on display, you may be overwelmed at first.   We continue to stock materials because the face of fly tying is constantly changing with new and innovative materials and flies.  Our comprehension of those materials and how to use them is something the WBFC pro staff is noted for.  Our professional fly fishing team are all highly skilled fly tiers and can assit anyone with their questions.

By learning the principles of fly tying, you become educated about the life cycles of aquatic and non aquatic insects that trout and other fish species feed on.  These principles, then transfer to the stream, where you can quickly identify the insect and the stage that fish are actively feeding on.  Here, you quickly recongize the behavoir traits built into the fish's feeding behaviors and correctly select the determining size and style of fly to match the food form.  Then you become more successful by putting fish on the line.

The professional fly fishing staff at WBFC will begin offering our winter session of the “Beginning 101 Introduction To Fly Tying Course”.  This will be a great opportunity not only for you to learn the sport of fly tying, but also learn more about aquatic and non aquatic insect hatches. Once you learn how to correctly identify insects that are hatching on your favorite stream, then you can easily and properly match the hatch with the pattern that best imatates that particular fish food form. 

The Beginning Fly Tying Course schedule and cost is listed below.  As of now, there are only (6) of seven spots still available for the first class. Each class session is approximately two hours in length.  All the necessary tools, materials and equipment are provided for each student during each session.  Of course if you have your own tools, you are welcome to bring them. 

The weekly class schedule is as follows. There will be 4 sessions on the following dates;


The total cost for the class is $100.00 + tax.  Prepayment is required in advance before the first class to reserve your spot.  Class fees are non-refundable, but are transferable to the next available class if you cancel your spot.

You can register quickly online and reserve your seat by clicking the link below.  You can also stop by the WBFC Ellensburg Pro-Shop to register your spot as well.  Keep in mind only 6 spots are available for the first session, so don't wait.  We have had a tremendous interest in beginning classes this year.  Classes are filled on a first come-first serve basis.

You can reserve your seat online, by clicking the button at the bottom of the page or visit the WBFC Proshop to confirm your spot in the class.


Learning the basis knowledge of;

  • What is Fly Tying?
  • Tools-Vises, tools-scissors, bobbins, hackle pliers, hair stacker, bodkin
  • Hooks-Gap, shank point and eye-Dryfly, Nymph, Streamer, Steelhead
  • Materials, threads, floss and wires
  • Assorted Fly Tying Knots and Whip Finish
  • Glossary of trout food-Mayflies, Stoneflies, Caddis & Baitfish


 Learning the knowledge of;

  • Tools-vise, bobbin whip finish, scissors, hackle plier, and hair stacker
  • Materials-Feathers, hair, dubbing, foam, synthetics, beads, thread and hooks
  • Glossary of trout foods-nymph, emerger, adult, terrestrials, crustacean, leeches, eggs
  • Glossary of a fly-hackle, body, tail, bead head, beard, dry fly, streamer, wet fly
  • Knots-half hitch, whip finish
  • Complete and Tie A Wolly Bugger
  • Q & A Period

 Learning the knowledge of;


  • Review Session One

  • Practice Knots

  • Tying the Elk Hair Caddis

  • Tying the Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph

  • Q&A Period

    Elk Hair Caddis BH Pheasant Tail Nymph 

 Learning the knowledge of;


  • Review Session Two

  • Practice Knots

  • Tying the Stimulator

  • Tying the Girdle Bug-Caddis-Cranefly-Stonefly Nymph

  • Q&A Period

  • Out

 Learning the knowledge of; 


  • Review Session Three

  • Practice Knots

  • Tying the Parachute Purple Haze

  • Tying the Dolly Llama Streamer

  • Q&A Period


The WBFC 101 Beginning Fly Tying Course is a 4 session class.  Each class is 2 hours in length.

You will learn everything you need to know to begin your start in fly tying.

Fly Tying 101 Class: $100.00 per student


Worley Bugger Fly Co

Worley Bugger Fly Co-