With the recent conclusion of its Basic Fly Tying Workshop in January, the Brodhead Chapter of Trout Unlimited is now offering a unique Intermediate Level Fly Tying Workshop as a follow-up Saturday morning program to augment its winter fly-tying program.

On two consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 9 and 16 from 9 a.m. until noon, members of BTU will be on-hand at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center, located at 8050 Running Valley Road in Bartonsville, right off Route 611, to teach fly patterns that exhibit a slightly higher level of tying difficulty from their arsenal of favorite and highly effective Pocono trout-catching patterns.

The chief instructor for this course is PA State Champion flytier Scott Cesari, who will be joined by the Master Fly Tiers of the Brodhead TU Chapter. Bring your vise and fly-tying tools and learn how to tie some of the more complex patterns from Eric Baird, Don Baylor, Gerry Bortz, Todd Burns and Will Daskal.

This is not a beginner's class, and its focus is for fly tiers who have mastered basic tying skills.

During this two-week course, the public will learn more advanced skills required to tie trout flies such as stacking hair, tying wing posts and stripping and tying quill body flies!

Lesson plans and recipes for all flies covered in this course will be available at the first session.

Instruction for this comprehensive course is free; however, there is a small fee that covers the material packets required to tie several flies for each of the patterns covered in class.

For more information and to register, contact BTU Chapter President Tom Battista at (570) 236-1734. The deadline to register is Feb. 4.

You can also get up to date information on the chapter's website at www.BrodheadTU.org [1].