News Flash!

First of all, two Maine Newspapers are publishing major feature articles in their outdoor sections, I believe both are set for publication this coming Sunday, September 16th.

The Portland Press Herald, with a feature article by Dierdre Fleming, and the Sun Journal, article by Max Moegenson, based in David Footer’s home region of Lewiston-Auburn, both have feature articles in the works, planned for release this Sunday. Both papers are available online, you may want to make a note to check their websites.

The event at L. L. Bean on September 21st is going to be a wonderful event. I plan to take video of David Footer personally telling the history of his pattern, the Footer Special, during this event this coming Friday, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his fly!

I tied up a fresh one last night, a size #1 – 8x long;  to be published with Dierdre’s piece in The Portland Press Herald; I dare say it is the best example of a Footer Special I have ever dressed.

The other great news I have is that the Orvis Company has accepted my original Floating Caddis Emerger as a contract pattern to be presented as a new dry fly in their 2013 Catalog, which will be mailed in January 2013. I am thankful and excited about that!

You all have a great weekend!

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8 comments on “News Flash!

  1. Kelly L says:

    Congrats Don on that fly for Orvis! That is awesome!!

  2. Bill says:

    Good on you, DB, for the Orvis deal. Every little bit helps, right?

  3. Cathy Beck says:

    Don, Hi. Bill Havrilla thought you might be able to help me. I’m having trouble uploading photos to my blog via WordPress from my iPad2. Are you blogging from a laptop or iPad? Thanks,
    Cathy (great blog by the way).

    • Don Bastian says:

      Hi Cathy;
      Very nice to hear from you and to have your compliment on my blog! To answer your question, as technology goes, I’m still in the Industrial Age, 🙂 using a desktop computer. Unfortunately, I just got a laptop (which still needs programmed), and I know nothing about iPad’s of any generation.
      Thanks for following Bill’s suggestion, sometimes I can help, and sometimes I can’t. Say hi to Barry for me!
      Don

  4. Cardo Lianez says:

    Don
    I’m new to fly tying and am tremendously inspired by the work I see here, on streamers365 and your Bergman collection over at Hatches. I look forward to one day tying some of these beauties. I’ll keep following your work. I also hope/plan to own some of your original works. Congratulations on your work being showcased in the Orvis catalog!

    • Don Bastian says:

      Hi Cardo;
      Thank you so much for your comment and compliment of my tying! I appreciate your interest and hope that I am able to help and inspire your efforts! Thanks you for your congratulations as well!
      Best regards;
      Don

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