Free Fly Tying Classes 2020

Here is the 2020 fly tying class. A total of 18 students completed the class. Thanks to all who participated. Seated in the right front is head fly tying instructor Manny DaSilva.
A very special thanks for all the members that helped over the 8 weeks of the class. Left to right:  Dennis Dube, Harold Norman, Don Vacon, Dan Trela, Al Wilbur, Dan Moraski, Roy Britton, and Tom Panaccione. The club also wants to thank Manny DaSilva seated in front for all his work in teaching the classes and to be recognized for all the time he put in to organize this event! Missing in the picture is Peter Jezouit, Rebecca Piwcio, Bob Regish, Gill DaCosta, George Dunham, Ron Hason, Stewart Johnson, and Susan Paris.
Manny DaSilva at the bench

Starting the 2nd Thursday in January (January 9th)  at 7:00 PM and continuing for 8 consecutive weeks ending on February 27th. At Elks Lodge 69 Chapin St., Ludlow, MA 01056. We educate adults and children (9 years and older) through our free fly tying classes beginning on the second Thursday in January and continuing for eight consecutive Thursdays. 

All classes are directed by Mr. Manny DaSilva as the lead instructor tying the demonstration flys.   He is supported by many of the experienced WMFF Club members who assist the students with “hand’s-on” guidance whenever necessary.  The classes are open to the general public and those who express an interest in this life long and fascinating hobby.  There are NO costs to the students, the only stipulation is that whenever there are youth involved, that they be chaperoned by an adult family member.

UPDATE: If you missed the first couple of class it is not a problem. Feel free to start coming to any of the classes! Students that attend 5 classes will receive a diploma and free membership to the WMFF club!

INFORMATION CALL: Gil DaCosta   413-323-7896

Tie 2 flies each night with expert instructor Manny DaSilva who is assisted by experienced club members for individual instruction.

Demonstration projected on large screen for easy viewing.

**All materials and hardware provided by WMFF**

Open to children 9 years and older when accompanied by an adult.

Class 1. January 9th Woolly Worm & Woolly Bugger, both in Olive and Black

Class 2. January 16th   Gray Hackle & March Brown Nymph

Class 3. January 23rd   Lead Wing Coachman & March Brown Wet

Class 4. January 30th   Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph & Tellico Nymph

Here is a link to YouTube for a tying demo of the Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph.

Here is a link to YouTube for a tying demo of the Tellico Nymph.

Class 5. February 6th   Deer Hair Nymph & Muddelr Minnow

Class 6. February 13th Hornberg & Mickey Finn

Class 7. February 20th Gray Ghost & Black Ghost

Class 8. February 27th Elk Hair Caddis & March Brown Dry fly

Stuart Johnson assisting a student at a class. To his left is Hany Aziz. In the background is Bill Donnelly and Tony Silva.
Manny at the fly tying class

Manny enjoying the moment

2 replies on “Free Fly Tying Classes 2020”

Hi Tom,

You should be receiving an email about the club soon from Gil Dacosta.


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