Fly Tying, OSU PAC 181, Michael Gorman, OSU
fly tying class
TYING PAC 181 (offered only spring term)
(1 credit hour. Prerequisite: basic familiarity with fly
tying techniques, or PAC 178, 179 or 180)
phone: (541) 758-1687 firstname.lastname@example.org
No campus office,
but enquire in PAC office, Langton Hall 123
This course is intended to move the
student with minimal fly tying skills to the next level of proficiency.
Students will learn some of the advanced fly tying methods --- including dubbing
techniques, spinning hair, parachute hackling, winging possibilities --- plus,
learn how to select the most appropriate hooks and materials, and how to create
a fly of appropriate proportions. In addition to demonstrations and
discussions, there will be video excerpts which will serve as learning aids in
Upon successful completion of FLY TYING the student will be able to:
*Select the appropriate hooks and materials for any fly tied in class.
*Knowledgeably critique the proportions and overall tying quality of any given
*Know how to effectively use a hair stacker, Bird dubbing tool, hackle gauge,
and rotating whip finisher.
*Neatly and properly dub fur on hooks ranging from size 4 to 20.
*Demonstrate good technique for tying parachute and palmered hackles, lead eyes,
lead underbodies, rubber legs, spun hair and bullet heads.
*Figure a logical step-by-step sequence of fly tying steps for any given
Introduction. Course outline. Grading.
Tools needed & demonstrated. Fly-tying books.
Tying the Serendipity, Bead Serendipity, and the Antron Soft Hackle.
WEEK 2 Simple Pheasant Tail Nymph, Pheasant Tail Pupa, Pheasant
Tail Soft Hackle.
Flashback Hare’s Ear, Bead Head Hare’s Ear Nymph.
Girdle Bugger, Flash-A-Bugger, and Bead Bugger.
WEEK 4 Elk Hair Caddis, Irresistible Elk Hair Caddis.
Stimulator. Irresistible Stimulator.
WEEK 5 The Adams family – standard, parachute, and Wulff style.
Catch up and improvisation.
Deer Hair Popper.
WEEK 7 Deer
Spun Head Hopper. Bullet Head Hopper.
WEEK 8 G. G. Stonefly Nymph.
Variations of the G. G. Stonefly – rubber-leg, bead-head.
WEEK 9 Bullet-Head Rubber-Leg Stonefly Adult.
Micro Buzz Style Midge,. Micro Parachute
WEEK 10 Catch up and improvisation.
Submit Final Flies (15) display and bound handouts/notes.
Jason Mariner, South Santiam
Students must have an ONID account in order to access their grade at the campus
Blackboard site. To get an ONID account, go to
http://www.onid.orst.edu Once the student has logged into
Blackboard, access this class. If you cannot access the course, you are not
correctly registered for this class. Again, you must have an ONID account in
order to access your final grade.
Oregon State University provides clear definition and sanctions for
academic dishonesty. As a result, academic dishonesty of any kind is not
tolerated. Students caught cheating, plagiarizing, or participating in any form
of academic dishonesty will receive an F on the assignment or test (and possibly
an F in the course). A formal report to the chair of the Department, to the
Dean, and to the Student Conduct Program will be made.
If you have any questions
about the extent and severity of sanctions that may result from dishonest
behavior, I suggest that you take time to read the OSU Student Handbook or
access the OSU Student Conduct Website at:
Statement of Risk:
Risk is associated with many of life’s activities, including PAC classes. It is highly
recommended that you provide yourself with a student health/accident insurance
policy. These are available through the University, private carriers, or
through a family policy. If uninsured, minor accidents or health problems can
lead to great expense. If you have a condition that might affect or be affected
by participation in this PAC class, you are encouraged to so inform your
instructor either verbally or in writing. Should you become ill or
injured during class time, please inform the instructor or have a fellow student
do so. If you must leave class because of illness or injury it is recommended
that another student accompany you.
Sharp hooks and tools used during this class have an obvious inherent danger.
Use common sense and precautions at all times. When on a fishing outing, common
sense and precautions are urged when using sharp hooks (wearing polarized eye
glasses is recommended at all times to protect your eyes and assist in safe
wading) and wading in swift currents or walking on slippery rocks. If you
perceive dangerous conditions that cannot be counteracted with common sense and
reasonable precautions, desist and/or speak with your instructor.
Students with Disabilities
Accommodations are collaborative efforts between students, faculty
and Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). Students with accommodations
approved through SSD are responsible for contacting the faculty member in charge
of the course prior to or during the first week of the term to discuss
accommodations. Students who believe they are eligible for accommodations but
who have not yet obtained approval through SSD should contact SSD immediately at
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