Fly Tying at a Bar. Can it get better?

Fly Tying at a Bar. Can it get better?

Greetings from Babylon on the Potomac.  I’ve promised myself to blog more frequently when I get a table to sit at.  For now, I’ll be an infrequent breakfast-bar-sitting-on-an-uncomfortable-chair blogger.

I took time in my busy schedule the other day to walk into the local Orvis store.  The good news is, it is only about two blocks away.  The bad news is, it is only about two blocks away.  When I walked in they had several tables set up in the middle of the store.  I asked about the set up and found out that they offer several introductory fly fishing courses (free).  They also offer advanced lessons for a fee.

I asked if they offered any fly tying classes.  That is when I found out about the “Beer Tie.”  The Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders meet most second Mondays of the month to tie flies at a local bar!  Proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.


The club meets at Whitlow’s on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington from 7:00PM to 9:00PM to tie flies, watch fly fishing films, and consume food and drink. You are supposed to bring a vise and materials and they will also have a table set up to teach beginners how to tie.  (Whitlow’s is on the same block as Orvis.)

While I’ll be in the middle of an arbitration on June 10th, I’m hoping to join the group at Whitlow’s.  I guy still has to eat.  I doubt I will have had a chance to ship my vise and materials by then, but it should still be worth stopping by to meet the group.

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