Perfect Together: Beer and Fly Tying

Written by: Mary Edmondson

The ladies of Tidal Potomac Fly Rodders show the guys at their monthly Beer Tie event that they know how to do more with hackle than just tie it in their hair!

TPFR's Beer Tie Event
Newcomer Tereasa tries her hand at tying a streamer.

TPFR's Beer Tie Event
Mollie Simpkins (Outreach and Media Coordinator for Casting for Recovery) looks like a pro!

TPFR's Beer Tie Event
Mary and fellow Orvis associate Kurt show off their wooly buggers.


Dan Davala, fishing manager of the Orvis Arlington (Virginia) store, started the Tidal Potomac chapter of Federation of FlyFishers and hosts numerous chapter events, including these free fly-tying sessions held at a local Irish pub named Ri Ra. Members of TPFR (and anyone else interested) gather to learn new patterns, share their love of fly fishing, and enjoy a good brew. To find out when the next event will be held, visit the TPFR Events page.

Mary Edmondson is an associate at Orvis Arlington. Check out Mary’s article on her first fly-fishing experience on the Potomac River on OrvisNews.


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