Category Archives: Beginners

What is a Waddington Shank – Kevin Hospodar

From Kevin:
“What is a Waddington Shank? I get that question a lot, and in this video you can have a closer look at Partridge Waddington Shanks.”

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Fly Tying 101 – Loon Outdoors Episode 1 & 2

In case you didn’t get a chance to catch it, here is episode 1 and 2 of Loon Outdoors Fly Tying 101. This is a live event that is produced by Loon Outdoors and it covers fly patterns for beginners. This has ran through the entire month of January. Matt Callies of Loon Outdoors shows you how to tie several fly patterns that are just right for beginners.


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Loon Outdoors to host Fly Tying 101


Loon Live, hosted by Loon Outdoors, is a free, live streaming fly tying demonstration enjoyed by fly tyers from around the world. While the patterns cover a breadth of styles, materials, and species of fish in which they’d target, each episode trends toward the intermediate or advanced tyer. For the month of January 2017, Loon will be replacing Loon Live with a brand new series geared specifically for the beginning tyer called Fly Tying 101.

Episodes will air every Thursday night at 6 pm (PST) through January at and will cover 5 patterns that demonstrate techniques that are foundational to tying. Once episodes conclude, they’ll be available to re-watch on the Fly Tying 101 webpage.

Loon Live is structured so that viewers can comment and ask questions during the live stream. The attendance for these events commonly consists of tyers from 20+ countries and Fly Tying 101 was developed in response to viewer requests for patterns and tutorials that are geared to the less advanced tyer.

Each Fly Tying 101 episode will feature an assortment of Loon Outdoors products and feature patterns and materials from Hareline Dubbin’s Fly Tying Material’s Kit (for a list of available retailers to purchase this kit, visit Material lists are also available to download on the Loon Fly Tying 101 web page ( Participants are encouraged to acquire the materials ahead of time so that they can follow along, but there is no purchase or sign up necessary.


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