Learning the art of fly-tying at Grindstone Angling

Learn the art of fly-tying with Rob Heal of Grindstone Angling

The  fly-tying season starts on Saturday. We will do our best to offer as many classes and programs this season to cover all aspects of the art. If you have any requests for classes or demonstrations please ask.

Saturday March 6th 9:30 am

Tom CrawfordTom is a unique and innovative tyer. We rely on some of his flies to help us through the guiding season. Come this Saturday and be surprised at what you can learn about his flies and the techniques for tying and fishing them.


Introduction to Fly-tying

Saturday, March 6th 9:30-1:30

Learn the art of fly-tying with Rob Heal of Grindstone Angling                                                         fly tying 008 -web

The introductory course is for those who are just starting, we will cover the basics, teaching all aspects of fly-tying and the tools needed. You will begin tying simple patterns and learn the techniques of applying materials to the hook. By the end of the course you will have progressed to tying a dry fly for trout and will be ready to move into all levels of intermediate fly tying. Grindstone will supply all tools and materials needed for this class. Seating is limited. Please call or e-mail the shop for cost information and to reserve your spot.

905-689-0880 or email flyshop@grindstoneangling.com


Rob Heal will be teaching a Steelhead fly tying class with the patterns you can use for the fall and spring season.

Saturday March 6th is our last Saturday for indoor fly-casting which we have dedicated for women only. This class will run from 2pm-4pm, hosted by Bill Spicer and we still have a few spots available. This is an excellent opportunity for beginners and experienced casters alike. Wednesday morning clinics (9:30am-noon) are running until the end of the month and we have some space available for the remaining sessions

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