Fly Tying Class at L. L. Bean- Don Bastian – September 21st

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Fly Tying Class at L. L. Bean
Feather-wing Streamers

Don Bastian – Instructor

Don Bastian is scheduled to teach a fly tying class on traditional feather-wing streamers:

Date: Friday September 21st

Location: L. L. Bean Flagship Hunt / Fish Store in Freeport, Maine

Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Registration: $10.00. That is correct, just ten dollars!

 This class is for intermediate and advanced tiers.
 Students must bring their own tools and materials.
 A list of patterns and materials will be provided following registration.

To register contact Ed Gauvin at: Egauvin@LLBean.com or register by phone:
207-552-7819, or toll free: 1- 800-221-4221, ext: 17714.

Space is limited!

The class itinerary will feature some of Maine’s most iconic streamer patterns originated by some of the state’s legendary fly tiers and anglers, featuring at least one pattern created by Carrie G. Stevens. A variety of techniques using an array of different methods will include material selection, use, application, and finishing procedures for tying feather-wing streamer patterns. Personalized class instruction will focus on methods and techniques designed to improve the quality of your streamers.


The day will also be filled with streamer fishing tips, tactics, and techniques, drawn from personal experience gained during Don’s 48 years on the water. Specific attention is given to the student’s interest and requests.

Don has been tying flies since 1964, and has twenty-eight years experience as a fly tying instructor. He is the author of three instructional DVD’s: Tying Classic Wet Flies, Advanced Classic Wet Flies, and Traditional Streamers and Bucktails.


He lives in Pennsylvania, but has fished in Maine since 1986. Don has more than one-thousand wet flies, dry flies, streamers, and bucktails published in print and on-line.

References are available. For additional information please contact Don Bastian at: dwbastian@chilitech.net or call 570-998-9124.

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4 Comments

  1. Andy Fisher says:
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    This is quite a tease for those of us on the West Coast. One of my most admired tiers instructing on some of my favorite flies, for only $10, but clear across the continent. Congrats to all of you who are close enough to attend, and Don, if you have any sense of fairness, maybe you could show us a thing or two about classic flies whenever you get out west.

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  2. Mark Lord says:

    I also enjoy tying Carrie Stevens patterns. There is a very good book available by Graydon Hilyard with tons of information, history and pictures of her streamers.

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  3. Don Bastian says:

    Hi Andy;
    Thank you very much for your compliments, your appreciation of my tying, and on the class. I appreciate your wishful thinking! I like your “low usability rating.” Ha, ha! Traveling to the west coast is not out of the question, never been yet. Only Wyoming and Montana.

    Hi to you as well Mark;
    Yes, the Carrie Stevens book you mention, I love it. Thank you for your comment!
    Don

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  4. Mike Thompson says:
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    I took classes with Don @ Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop in ME Don is awesome and a great instructor I can’t wait to take more classes with him and highly recommend his instructional DVD they are a bargain for what you get. Get to a class you will become a better tier and fisherman.

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