Last night (Feb. 6th) was the third Maine Bar Fly. Hosted again inside Oxbow Blending & Bottling's great tasting room, we gathered to learn more about Nome Buckman's approach to tying her "Predator Flies." Well-outfitted with HMH's generous supply of vises and LIGHTS (!!!!) we all drank and listened to Nome's instruction. As for the beer, Oxbow always provides a great assortment. Many people had variety/tasters so that they could try them all. I personally enjoyed and had my share of their Town Line Porter.
Before the tyers all arrived, we did the ritualistic assembling of vises and divvying out materials...
After settling in, people chose their preferred beverage and tuned into the tying instructions. The great thing about these nights is that the teacher(s) try and not only give you specifics on tying, but also how those tying techniques translate into the fly's motion/behavior/appeal.
The next Maine Bar Fly has been scheduled for March 14th at Bunker Brewing in Portland. The tyer will be Kevin Stone and we will be doing an "EP 101" night: an introduction to working with EP fibers for striped bass! It will be the last one for this season until we pick back up again in November. If you haven't made it to one yet, you are missing out! s