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Fly-tying on Sanday with Primary 4,5,6 & 7 February 28, 2012

Posted by Mr Pietri in : Fishing, General info, Sanday , trackback


Primary pupils in action at the Sanday School and their flies on display.


Over the last two days, the primary 4, 5, 6 & 7 learnt the basics of fly-tying, while working on the Arctic Explorers. As you can see on the pictures, the results of their first attemps at tying flies are pretty spectacular! Most of the flies were tied on #1 hooks which are much too big for “troot” (especially the ones we currently have in the shed! ;-)), but were a bit easier to work with. However, the P7 pupils even managed to try their hand at tying a proper trout fly, the Black Pennel, on a size 10 hook and there is no doubt that some of these flies would be trout catchers!

Well done to all the pupils involved in these activities and who have shown great skills in listening to instructions and in concentration and generally a very positive attitude.

Feel free to leave your comments!

Mr. P

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1. Kristen Muir - February 29, 2012

Well done boys and girls! The flies look great all lit up in the display cabinet 🙂 You guys made it look easy, but I know it was very tricky. Thanks to everyone who made this possible – staff and parent helpers too.

2. Kacey (Sanday School) - March 7, 2012

Thank you Mr.Pietri for doing the fly tying with us it was SO much fun 😀

3. Bryony (sanday school) - March 9, 2012

Hello,Thanks For Doing This With Us!,Big Thanks To You and Mrs Butler!and Helpers!It has been Great Fun Doing Fly Tying,Now i Can Do it at Home Because i am An Expert!!! In this Picture I look Like In Concentrating Very Hard!Everybody Did Great!

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