Here is a close-up of the L.L.Bean streamer, framed and presented to L.L.Bean on March 17th at the L.L.Bean Spring Fishing Weekend. It will be featured on the cover of Fly Tyer magazine’s summer issue which will also feature an article I’ve written about my custom designs, including photos.
I’d also like to mention a HUGE thanks to David Klausmeyer for the beautiful photo and unwaivering support.
On March 17th I had the privilege of presenting Bill Gorman (L.L.Bean’s great-grandson) with a very special custom-designed streamer to commemorate L.L.Bean’s 100th Anniversary. It was a challenge to express 100 years of L.L.Bean heritage on ONE fly! I carefully selected materials from Maine animals including moose, bear, deer, pheasant and duck…….. and incorporated several custom-dyed materials as well. It is a beautiful trout imitation with 5 pairs of wings! L.L.Bean provided several photos from their archives for me to include in the finished frame. I made a brief statement thanking staff for all of their encouragement and support and of course, congratulated L.L.Bean for 100 years of success!
Maine is my home state and I live about 20 minutes from the flagship store. I started tying on a Thompson AA vise that I bought at a yard sale. I learned my basic skills at the L.L.Bean Friday night clinics at the Hunt/Fish Lodge from the great staff that work there.
I would really like to thank all of the people that showed up to support me that weekend including my family, my Facebook friends, customers, and folks I’ve met at shows this season. It was really crazy but none of you went unnoticed….thanks!
What an exciting season this is turning out to be for me! Some of you already know that I will be at the vise and presenting my ties at L.L.Bean on March 17th and 18th.
At 2:00 on Saturday I will be presenting the 100th Anniversary L.L.Bean Streamer in the Mezzanine of the Hunting and Fishing Store. It’s an honor and privilege to have created this beautiful, classic Maine streamer using materials from some of Maine’s most iconic animals. This Rangeley style streamer has custom dyed hackles and bucktail, as well as moose, bear, pheasant, and duck. The frame will be on display after 2 on Sat. and throughout the show.
Here is a link to the events for the weekend. Hope to see you all there!