Tying with kids in Nova Scotia

Fly Tying with kids, location: Baddeck – Nova Scotia – Canada, 17 July 2014

Since 2010 I am also doing fly tying workshops for kids and women 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.

Pictures Ina Stevens

No computer, no cellphone, no Play Station and no Nintendo but just a simple fly tying vise, hairs and feathers

My friend Bill introduced me

Ready for some lessons now………
Full concentration while I explaining the basics and introduce the materials
And who said kids can’t listen!!!!!!!
The story about the bobbin holder
Setup thread for first time will need a good helping hand
With so many kids you need an extra helping hand. My friend Gordy is amazing with kids…
Explaining hop to select the best tail
Building a tag from tinsel
Once they know the trick fly tying suddenly became a simple operation
My friend Bill give some helping hand at the other side
No words needed
the only girl in class
And the youngest in my class….
another tail ready
Amazing how talented
What a concentration
This time without any helping hand
Finishing the body
How the fly get into shape….
Securing the body materials
A final touch checked by Billy
The whip finish need all attention and keep my helpers busy
Almost ready
Working on the second fly
Gordy shows another technique
What a team of instructors

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!