Kid classes – Hawkes Bay – Canada 2013

Torrent River
Salmon Interpretation Centre and Fishway
Hawkes bay – Newfoundland – Canada
June 2013
Pictures Ina Stevens

No computer, Play Station or Nitendo but just a simple fly tying vise, hairs and feathers. Since 2010 I am also doing fly tying workshops for kids in Canada. Nowadays it is one of the highlights during my summer holidays in Canada. I have done many workshops for kids all over the world but the enthusiasm, motivation and eager for learning is worth to capture on pictures. Just look and enjoy with me this amazing interest that kids can have for tying flies. Look at their faces and you will see how serious and eager those kids really are. Because the interest and enthusiasm of these kids I set the minimum age at 8 years instead 12 years as I did before. Some kids can’t even wait until I am back again in summer.


The youngest participant in my workshops ever : just eight years old!
Tony’s First Choice: My best salmon fly tied by two kids in perfect harmony!!
Look how serious those kids watching the introduction of the salmon flies that we will tie this workshop
Tying flies in perfect harmony
How to set up thread
The oldest kid (13) helping the youngest (8)
The youngest (8) all by herself
Fly tying class for kids 2010
Wow… what a flies
So many
I think that is a good fly!!!!
Class for boys only
Youngest caster from Hawkes bay ….
Casting class for boys by Kate Blubaugh
Class for girls only
Everybody loves to touch
I think that peacock is excellent quality…….
For all who still think fly tying doesn’t interest girls
Full in concentration
Without any help at all… amazing her first fly ever….
A little helping hand
My best student
No words needed
100% concentration
A great day comes to an end
the results


All kid classes from 2010-2017
were fully sponsored by

Fly Fishing Gazette (Netherlands)

Regina Przewieslik (Germany)

Uni Products (Canada),

Angler Sport Group (US),

Semperfli (UK)

Fly Rite (US)

Enrico Pluglisi (US)

Thomas & Thomas fly Rods (US)

RIO fly Lines (US)

Daiichi fly hooks (US)

Thanks a Billion!!!
Without your help I can’t do this!

Main Sponsors for the Fly Tying sessions are:

General sponsors are: