L.L. Bean Spring Fishing Weekend 2014



Dates: March 14 –  16th 2014
Location: Freeport, Maine
Note: Other L.L.Bean retail locations are also having a fishing themed weekend. Find more here.

Saturday seems to be the day to go. Highlights below, and a full PDF of the L.L.Bean Spring Fishing Weekend can be found here.

Weekend Highlights:

11:30 a.m. SEMINAR ~ A Passion for Tarpon




Join Andy Mill, former Olympic downhill skier and winner of a record 11 tarpon tournaments for this exciting seminar. Andy will present techniques and tactics he uses to catch trophy tarpon, and will discuss what equipment you need. He’ll mount a pulley system to a fly rod to demonstrate a special technique that shows how to turn your  y rod from a casting tool into a fish fighting weapon. One lucky  fisherman will win a limited-edition copy of Andy’s award-winning book, A Passion for Tarpon ($500 value)
Hunting & Fishing Store—Limited Seating Available

1 p.m. SEMINAR
Atlantic Salmon Angling & Conservation

Join award-winning author, angler, and Atlantic salmon expert Topher Browne to learn about angling for the King of Fish and the efforts of the international Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) to protect and restore America’s last wild Atlantic salmon populations. In addition to working on large-scale river restoration efforts on the Penobscot and Kennebec Rivers, ASF has restored access to hundreds of miles of habitat as part of their Maine Headwaters Project by removing small dams, building new fishways and replacing old culverts.
Hunting & Fishing Store—Limited Seating Available


Fly Tying Masters:

Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Mezzanine Level
Hunting & Fishing Store

Ellen Belyea
Ellen, a professional tier for L.L.Bean, will be tying classic flies that originated here in Maine, including streamers, wet flies, tube flies and more.

Peter Smith
Tying  flies for waters from the Northeast to the tropics, Peter’s company has become the standard for saltwater flies. He’ll be in full production mode, cranking out bugs and demonstrating techniques to make your tying more efficient.

Dave Klausmeyer
David, a well-known author of several books and editor of Fly Tyer magazine, will be tying the best and newest  flies for fishing trout ponds throughout  Maine and New England, while demonstrating some cutting-edge fly-tying techniques.

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2 thoughts on “L.L. Bean Spring Fishing Weekend 2014

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  2. I am disappointed to see that our native and wild trout are NOT center stage. I know LLBean is a national resource but this event is attended by locals and summer folk, fishing on trout, LL Salmon, Striped Bass and our White perch should be promoted. I still enjoy and represent LLBean thru my purchases and know one stands behind their gear better !

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