Renowned fly tiers offer free fly tying classes at L.L.Bean, January 17th and 18th | Business

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Renowned fly tiers offer free fly tying classes at L.L.Bean, January 17th and 18th
Renowned fly tiers offer free fly tying classes at L.L.Bean, January 17th and 18th

Renowned fly tiers offer free fly tying classes at L.L.Bean, January 17th and 18th
 
Bill Black, founder of Umpqua Feather Merchants and Ibrahim Mesinovic, innovative tier and developer of groundbreaking tying materials make special appearance in Freeport
 
FREEPORT, ME. January 10, 2011—For many fly anglers in Maine, wintertime means fly tying time and what better way to kickoff the wintertime tying season than with a free lesson from some of the more well-known and innovative tiers in the market. Bill Black, founder of the famous Umpqua Feather Merchants and owner of Spirit River Flies and Ibrahim Mesinovic, owner of Bug-Partz will be at L.L.Bean on January 17th and 18th at 7 p.m. to offer free tying lessons. Mesinovic is best known for the development of some groundbreaking tying materials, including a series of aquatic insect body parts that are remarkably realistic, and produce flies that look strikingly like the real thing. These free lessons will be conducted in the fishing department and folks are encouraged to bring their own materials, although L.L.Bean will have supplies available for those who do not.  
 
Who: Anyone with an interest in fly-fishing and fly tying
 
What: Bill Black, founder of Umpqua Feather Merchants and owner of Spirit River flies and Ibrahim Mesinovic, owner of Bug-Partz, a new lifelike series of aquatic inset body parts
 
Where: L.L.Bean Hunting and Fishing Store, Main Street, Freeport, Maine
 
When: Monday, January 17th at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, January 18th at 7 p.m.
 
For more information, please call 877-755-2326
 
L.L.Bean, Inc. is a leading multi-channel merchant of quality outdoor gear and apparel. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the company began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe. While its business has grown substantially, the company remains committed to the same honest principles upon which it was built – a focus on the customer, continuous product improvement and innovation, respect for people, preservation of the natural environment and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. The 220,000 sq. ft. Flagship campus of stores in Freeport, Maine is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and welcomes more than three million visitors each year. L.L.Bean can be found worldwide on http://www.llbean.com/.
 
Contact: Mac McKeever, 207-552-6078, emckeever@llbean.com and on Twitter  @LLBeanHuntFish

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