Just heard that Orvis Dedham is offering another round of free fly tying lessons. Details above.
Fishing in Jan. and Feb. is pretty hit or miss, and so, this could be a great intro to fly tying to see if you like it before investing money.
Making my own flies has been very fun and rewarding. It is fun to make Variants (here and here) and show trout something new, and it’s very fulfilling to invent something that works, and, also, to give away flies to people you meet on the rivers. In fact, I like tying as much as I like fishing.