Chapter Art of Fly Tying

No Fee : "The Art of Fly Tying" Fall 2019"

Course is now filled to max capacity - Registration Is Closed

"The Art of Fly Tying" enhances the enjoyment of fly fishing but can be very intimidating. Catching a fish on a fly that you tied yourself is exciting and very satisfying.

This course of basic fly tying techniques will ease you into this creative art giving you the fundamentals used to tie all types of flies.

The course will convene at The Watershed Institute Lab on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Oct 2 - Oct 30

Watershed Institute Calendar to reserve a seat at a vise.

Joel Weiner – Instructor

There is no fee for the course, the Instructors and materials are provided by Ernest Schwiebert Chapter of Trout Unlimited. If you have your own tying tools, we encourage you to bring them. We will supply tying equipment for those who need it.

The Fall Session Fly Tying Class will focus primarily on tying flies with foam and other synthetic materials.

In the five classes starting on October 2nd and ending on October 30th we will discuss methods, materials, and tie flies such as:





Foam Caddis


Morrish Mouse

All of these foam flies are easy to tie and very effective. Beginners will be able to tie these flies easily.

The Watershed Institute is pleased to host the Ernest Schwiebert Fly Tying course at the Watershed Center at 31 Titus Mill Road, in Pennington, NJ.

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They protect and restore our water and natural environments in Central New Jersey through conservation, advocacy, science and education.

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The Art of Fly Tying Course Summer Session Ended Tonight

Some of those who attended are seen in the final class photo. Everyone enjoyed the sessions and look forward to future Fly Tying Instruction.

The Course will continue in the Fall with new content. There will be an online registration via the Watershed Institute Website. More info on the Fall 2019 The Art of Fly Tying Course by Joel Weiner will be posted soon.

The hope is that those who attend these courses will join the Chapter Fly Tying Team representing ESCTU at the 2020 March Madness Fly Tying Program held at the Pequest Hatchery.

lrfr Joel Weiner, Bob Bishop

lr2r Eddy Rogers, Stewart von Oehsen, Greg De Angelis, David Gallagher

lr3t Billy Walker, Kevin Barry