Learn to Tie
We recommend those wanting to learn to tie flies enroll in a hands-on introductory fly tying course.
Nevada Department of Wildlife frequently holds free courses with all equipment, tools, and materials provided. While most of these are held in the Reno area or even further away, they are occasionally held in the Carson Valley. See their registration site for current schedule.
The Angler's Edge offers great classes in Gardnerville (fee required).
Learn new patterns
Carson Fly Fishing Club has great fly tying programs, including monthly Fly Tying At Empire Ranch (April - October) tie-ins.