We are back! The Maine Bar Fly has returned and it is shaping up to be a great season of fly tying. I thought it would be proper to arrange the first one (of this season) to be held at Oxbow and to also have Aaron Lockwood tying the fly. That was the setup on the very first bar fly...so if it ain't broke...
Last night was a special one as I coordinated with local Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing members/chapters. Seeing as it was Veteran's Day, it made it even better. We were lucky enough to have a good amount of PHWFF members there tying with us as well. Those who attended got to hear a little bit about what Project Healing Waters does and how it can help those who have served our country. Further, we were able to raise a little bit of money via donations and ticket sales.
You can read up on Project Healing Waters HERE
Last night we tied Lockwood's "Sneaky Smelt" which is a trout streamer tied with marabou and synthetic Senyo's Laser Dub. It's a killer pattern!
The next Maine Bar Fly is scheduled for December 11th at Fore River Brewing. We will be tying "Half & Half" patterns with Shaun Baggitt in both freshwater and saltwater variations. Hope you can join us!
I would like to give out a big "thank you" to Tim Adams from Oxbow who has been a big supporter of All Points and the Maine Bar Fly since day one, Aaron Lockwood for not only bringing his expertise to the tying table but for all his help along the way, and also Jon Larrabee from HMH Vises (these nights would not be possible without him).
Words + Photos By: Josh Thelin