Learn with us!

I’m a novice fly fisher woman. I went into Flyfshing Strategies to get some new leaders. Paul was so friendly and helpful in explaining the different options. He mentioned that they have a fly tying seminar every month so I decided to check it out. Paul chooses a theme like stillwater flies, and clearly describes all the materials, demonstrated the process for tying several flies, and described how to fish them. He is really a talented teacher. There were a couple of other master fly tyers attending who also demonstrated a few more flies, wow! I can’t wait for the next one!
— Linda deJong

Free Fly Tying Seminars:

Location:Flyfishing Strategies Fly shop
Date(s): 2nd Saturdays- (most months)
Time(s): 10am- 1pm

Regularly Featured Fly Tyers:

  • Shawn West, BassBugsbyShawn.com 
    Bass Flies & Deer Hair Poppers
  • Al Wood, AtomicGlow.net
    Glow in the Dark Flies, Atomic Glow
  • Jim Teeny, JimTeeny.com
    Teeny Nymph
  • Gabor Gardonyi
    Crayfish Patterns & Falx Water Patterns
  • Paul Anderson
    Steelhead & Lake Flies
Classes are open to all ages, no registration necessary, and refreshments are provided coffee, cocoa, and doughnuts!

Call or stop by the shop to ask for the current schedule!

Flyfishing Strategies Fly Shop
109 E 2nd St, The Dalles, Oregon

(541) 296-6997 or (509) 930-4406

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Private Lessons:

No equipment necessary! Private lessons are great for individuals, couples, or families of three! 

  • Beginning Fly Tying

  • Fly Casting

  • Fly Fishing 1-on-1

"Paul Anderson gave me my first fly lesson. He was so patient with me and used easy words to describe what was going on with line, etc.We have been friends ever since, the best experience ever!"

-Pam swails


"I'm so glad I stumbled upon this Gem of a place paul took me from zero knowledge to beginner (independent level) caster with a few short lessons in very kind, fun and positive approach. I'm loving my new hobby!"

-Cathie Ward

Jim Teeny, the person who basically started the movement in sinking line technology back in the 1970's. Jim shares some great stories from his years of fly fishing.