Each student will prepare, paint and complete the dressing of 6-12 poppers during the class. This class is for intermediate level tiers who have at least mastered the techniques for tying basic trout flies. The cost is $75.00 per student. All materials, hooks and paints will be provided for the class along with an instruction CD disc.
Anthony served as the FFF-SEC President from 2009-2012. In the past he has served the FFF-SEC on the board of directors, as show fly tying chairman, program show director and festival show chairman. Anthony served on the FFF- Southeastern Council Board of Directors, taught many fly tying seminars and demonstrated fly tying at the FFF-SEC fly fishing festivals 1999-2012. He has demonstrated fly tying at Troutfest and many other fly fishing shows. He is a professional speaker, tier and fly tying instructor. He has served as president, vice-president, fly tying instructor, Boy Scouts Merit Badge Coordinator and program chairman for his home fly fishing club, the Nat Greene Fly Fishers (TU/FFF affiliate) in Greensboro, NC.
Anthony has been nationally recognized for his spun deer-hair bass flies, smallmouth bass nymphs (the Hellcraw), saltwater streamers and especially his unique soft-bodied foam poppers, divers and sliders. In 2004 he was a featured fly tier on the Outdoor Life Network’s Fly Fish TV Magazine television program. Fly Tyer Magazine has published five of Anthony’s articles on his unique flies, including the Hipps Soft-Bodied popper line of flies. Anthony is proud to be a contributing author for Bob Clouser’s outstanding book, “Fly Fishing for Smallmouth in Rivers and Streams”.
Dates for this class have not been scheduled for 2017.