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Industry News: Loon Replacing “Loon Live” With Fly Tying 101

Loon Outdoors Replacing “Loon Live” With Fly Tying 101

Bomber, classic salmon fly and (smaller) bass fly that travels well. Photo credit Loon Outdoors.

Bomber, classic salmon fly and (smaller) bass fly that travels well. Photo credit Loon Outdoors.

Loon Live, hosted by Loon Outdoors, is a free, live streaming fly tying demonstration enjoyed by fly tyers from around the world. While the patterns cover a breadth of styles, materials, and species of fish in which they’d target, each episode trends toward the intermediate or advanced tyer. For the month of January 2017, Loon will be replacing Loon Live with a brand new series geared specifically for the beginning tyer called Fly Tying 101.

Episodes will air every Thursday night at 6 pm (PST) through January and will cover 5 patterns that demonstrate techniques that are foundational to
tying. Once episodes conclude, they’ll be available to re-watch on the Fly Tying 101 webpage.

Loon Live is structured so that viewers can comment and ask questions during the live streams. The attendance for these events commonly consists of tyers from 20+ countries and Fly Tying 101 was developed in response to viewer requests for patterns and tutorials that are geared to the less advanced tyer.

Each Fly Tying 101 episode will feature an assortment of Loon Outdoors products and feature patterns and materials from Hareline Dubbin’s Fly Tying Material’s Kit. Material lists are also available to download on the Loon Fly Tying 101 web page.  Participants are encouraged to acquire the materials ahead of time so that they can follow along, but there is no purchase or sign up necessary.

NOTE: Featured Image of Don Reed, Saltwater Fly Tyers / Oyster Creek Outfitters . . . BTW: Oyster Creek is a fly tyer’s hotbed and they have everything Loon you’ll ever need.


Loon Outdoors existing cache of great pattern tying videos is alway available online . . .

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