Last night, Bunker Brewing in Portland, Maine played host to the fourth Maine Bar Fly. The final one for this "bar fly season" (we will pick back up again in November), last night was a great way to cap it off. Lead by Kevin Stone of Old Oak Outfitters, we got details on how to tie with synthetic materials to create striped bass flies. Specifically using EP Fibers and EP Gamechange Fibers Blend, the flies were similar in design, but resulted in a Herring and Tinker Mackerel pattern.
Bunker Brewing's Blanc, Salad Daze, and Machine were popular choices and gave everyone plenty of fuel for the night. It's interesting to see the darker porters, stouts, and brown ales being popular in deep winter and the closer we are to spring people start to chose the IPAs and Lagers.
As mentioned - this was the last Bar Fly for this "season." We will start up again in November. If you weren't able to make any of this winter's tying nights, we'd love to see you in the next round!
Good luck this upcoming fishing season!!
I'd like to thank Oxbow Blending & Bottling, Tim Adams, Aaron Lockwood, Shaun Baggitt, Nome Lockwood, Fore River Brewing, Bunker Brewing Co., Erin Washburn, Kevin Stone, and Jon Larrabee (HMH Vises) - without all of your help these would not have been possible!