INTERMEDIATE FLY TYING CLASS - CLASSIC WINNIPESAUKEE STREAMERS
with Scott Biron
Saturday - January 7th, 2023 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
OVERVIEW: Join us as we host renowned local fly tier Scott Biron from NH Fly Tyer as he leads, demonstrates, and instructs how to craft two quintessentially classic NH Lakes Region streamers: Jim Warner's Lake Smelt and Dick Grove's Winni Jock Scott Tandem!
GOAL: At the end of this class, participants should be able to identify the materials required, and perform the sequential steps necessary to tie both single hook and dual hook tandem versions of these classic streamers.
PREREQUISITES: Students must be 15 years old or older. An intermediate to advanced level of fly-tying experience and skill is required for this class. Please bring your personal vice and tools if desired, though a vice and tools can be furnished with advance notice. All materials required to tie the two hosted flies in class will be provided.
CLASS SIZE: 10 MAX
About The Instructor
Scott Biron cut his teeth learning to tie flies and fly fish back in the 1960s in the North County of New Hampshire. He has fished many of the streams north of Route 26 in NH and his favorite is the Androscoggin River. Scott is an active fly tying instructor for NH Fish and Game, and ties and instructs in many regional, national, and international shows as well. He was awarded a 2017 NH Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant and studied fly tying including Traditional New England Streamer Patterns and progressed to Classic Salmon Flies. Since then he has become a Master Artist in the Traditional Arts Program. He had an apprentice working under him during 2021. Scott has a strong interest in historical NH fly tyers and their lost patterns and has published, researched, instructed, as well as demonstrated many of these lost NH fly patterns. He enjoys instructing individuals of all ages in the art of fly tying and is known for including the history of these tyers and their flies in his instruction. Scott is considered an expert on large group instruction and offers dozens of classes year round. Each year he is a volunteer instructor at NH Fish and Game's Camp Barry's Fish Camp where he instructs over 50 campers in fly tying and fly fishing. Scott is a member of the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, an Ambassador for the American Museum of Fly Fishing. He is a regular contributor to the Fly Dressers Guild Journal and the NH Wildlife Journal. Scott is on the Partridge of Redditch, Sprite Hooks, Cortland, Riversmith and Ewing Feather Birds Pro Teams. He is on the Ambassador Pro Team for HMH Vises. Ewing has come out with a signature series line of feathers under Scott's name.