Drift Outfitters

Fly Tying - Beginner "Break Even" Fly Tying Lessons

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Come and join us Saturday mornings at the shop for break even beginner fly tying lessons!

There is a $20 fee to hold your spot, you will be credited a $20 Drift Outfitters gift card after attending the class, no refund or gift card will be given for no-shows or late cancellations.

Location: Drift Outfitters - 199 Queen St E, Toronto

Event Type: In-Person only

Max Number of Students: 6

Class Description: Come and learn the basics of fly tying while whipping up some productive local patterns. No experience required!

Note: this is a standalone class, not a series, each class will feature the same flies.

A minimum of 2 people per class is required for it to run, if less than 2 students are signed up within 24 hours of the session it will be cancelled and the booked student will be refunded.

Classes are roughly 2 hours in length but may vary depending on the ability of the class.

Please note: Pre-Booking 24 hours in advance is mandatory, walk-ins are not accepted

Tools and Materials: 

We provide the tools, vise, and materials you will need for the duration of the class.


Q: Can I bring my own tools?

A: If you wish to bring your own tools to the class, please do! 

Please ask, in advance, if any other tools are needed if you wish to bring your own as individual tying classes may vary in equipment needs.

Standard tools for each class are as follows:


-bobbin holder


-whip finisher



Q: Can I keep the flies that I tie?

Yes, you get to keep the flies you tie during the class for your own use!

No, we do not keep your flies and sell them at the shop.


Q: Can I just watch?

Yes, you can, but the same fees still apply for attendance.


Q: Can I take video or photographs of the class, or particular techniques?

The entire class – no.  Particular techniques – go right ahead, but keep them for personal use only, and do not post them on social media, or online.


Q: My child wants to get started into fly tying, can I sign them up?

Yes, you can, we love seeing youth get into fly tying!
Children and youth under the age of 16 are required to be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian, no exceptions.  Children under the age of 8 years are not permitted in these classes.

Cancellation Policy:

3 days or more before the class – a full refund will be issued

Up to 72 hours before class – no refund will be issued

If we do not receive any bookings 24 hours before the start time of a lesson we will cancel the lesson without other notice.

Review (2)

John F 09-01-2024 20:18

This is my third time taking fly tying lessons with Chris over many years. I learn something new in every session. I find the time spent very enjoyable and informative. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

James Nowell 08-01-2024 18:28

I went along for yesterday's lesson & was amazed at what was included in these lessons with @driftoutfittersandflyshop & cannot recommend them enough to anyone who has any interest in fly fishing.

There were 6 of us in attendance & we were all supplied with tools & materials to tie three flies each under expert instructions from Chris. He was clear, concise & patient while guiding us through the techniques & terminology, answering any questions we had about fishing in general. 2 hours tuition & 3 flies for $20 each?!?!?!? - an absolute bargain IMO & I will be signing up for more lessons for sure.

5 stars based on 2 reviews