New England Fly Tyers

300 Sutton Ave, Oxford


NEFT''s fly tying course is designed for the beginner looking to tie their own flies; no experience is necessary to join. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of Fly-tying including:

Fly-tying tools
A touch of entomology (the study of insects)

Students will tie a variety of flies including Dry Flies, Nymphs and Streamers.

A copy of the New England Fly Tyers Manual of Fly-ting, and all fly-tying materials used during the class, are provided by the NEFT.

Course cost is: $50.00/Members - $80.00/Non-members (includes one year membership!)
Cost of the course includes a copy of the NEFT Manual of Fly-tying manual and all materials used during the class

Students must supply their own fly-tying tools.

To sign up for the course, please download the Fly Tying Course Application here.  Print and complete the form.  The form can be mailed to the club P.O. Box or handed in at the Monday meeting.

What could be better than catching a fish using a fly that you tied, but to catch it on a rod that you built yourself!

The NEFT custom rod building classes are designed to help design and build your own custom fishing rod.

Over this 4-week course, our instructors will guide you through every step of the basics including:

  • How to Spline Blanks
  • Attaching Tip Tops
  • Thread Wrapping
  • Filing Guide Feet
  • Guide Placement
  • Attaching Reel Seats
  • Applying Finish

 At the end of the class, you will have a completed rod ready to fish! 

$40.00/Member $70.00/Non-Member  

* Includes $15.00 refundable deposit for bench rental. NEFT provides epoxies/glue, threads, wrapping jigs, motors, and tools.
Students must provide their own rod blank, grip, reel seat and guides.

Limited seating available, early reservations are recommended

To register, Click here to download Rod Building Course Application

***Payment for the Course can be made from the Marketplace tab, select Rod Building***

The scheduled dates and planned fly's for the 2023 Season are as follow:

If you are interested in participating as an instructor for the Favorite Fly Program Ryan or email to president@newenglandflytyers.orgHeld the first and third Monday's, from January through May, the New England Fly Tyers club will have a club member or guest fly tyer tie a favorite fly.