Fly Tying Classes

Dette Flies Fly Tying Classes


  • Materials and tools provided to students or they can bring their own
  • Classes are meant to be stand alone but can be taken as a series 
  • Classes limited to six people
  • Cost/Session: $75 per session; in store credit $20 offered at end of session

Dates: January - March  2024 Saturdays* (if inclement weather class will be rescheduled)

Time: 1pm-4pm

Location: Dette Flies 13 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY 12758

Instructors: Seth Cavaretta and Bob Adams

Register by calling the shop 845-439-1166 or email 

Payment required to register- spaces are limited

Class Descriptions:

Introduction to Fly Tying

  • Date: 1/6/2024 
  • All levels, No Experience needed
  • Patterns: Usual, Wooly Bugger, Caddis Pupa


  • Date: 1/20/2024
  • Beginner to intermediate
  • Patterns: Rusty Spinner, CDC Emerger, Klinhammer, Bend Shank Cripple

Classic Streamers

  • Date: 2/17/2024
  • Intermediate 
  • Patterns: Marabou Black Ghost, Spruce, Scripture Bucktail

Catskills Flies (2 classes offered)

  • Date: 2/03/24 and 3/02/2024
  • Intermediate
  • Patterns: Conover, Cahill/Hendrickson, Blue Quill/Blue Dun, Adams


  • Date: 3/16/2024
  • Beginner to intermediate
  • Patterns: Hare’s Ear, Zug Bug, Frenchie, Dette Golden Stone or March Brown

Classic Wets

  • Date: 3/30/2024
  • Advanced class - experienced tyers
  • Patterns: Leadwing Coachman, Quill Gordon, Hendrickson