SIFF – Fly Tying Workshops

The Sea Island Fly Fishers is restructuring the fly tying workshops and hope to have this important program available again to the membership in the near future.

The Sea Island Fly Fishers is restructuring the fly tying workshops and hope to have this important program available again to the membership in the near future.

Tiers of all levels, from beginner to expert, are invited to participate. Each month, we tie a different pattern which focuses on our local fishery. Ken Prager, our Fly Tying Committee Chair, is a frequent presenter. We also invite guest presenters who may wish to demonstrate tying their favorite fly to the group. If you would like to be a presenter, please Contact Us.

There is no fee required for participation. We encourage tiers to seek out the listed materials at their favorite fly shop. However, we have an adequately stocked “club box” to supplement the tiers’ supplies. For beginners, we also have a number of tying vises and craft lights for their use.

Each month, the pattern we will tie is announced in our Events Calendar. We will also make the announcement via our e-mail system. If you are not currently receiving e-mails from us, you are invited to join our e-mail system, simply Click Here. Questions or concerns, please Contact Us.

Our pattern for June 16th was:

DEL BROWN’S MERKIN CRAB

DEL BROWN’S MERKIN CRAB

Del Brown (1918-2003) was known as the king of Permit fishing with over 500 Permit caught in his lifetime — a feat that will probably never be matched. It was a special fly, the Merkin crab, that Del developed and perfected that led to his success a...

Below is a list of patterns we have tied:

Cobia Fly

Cobia Fly

The fly pattern for May 19th was a Cobia Fly! We tied the fly in red and white along with a variety of other colors chosen by the tier. These are materials that we have in our inventories from other patterns we have previously tied. Cobia Fly...
Marsh Banger

Marsh Banger

Our April 21st fly pattern was the Marsh Banger , the third of a three part series presented by long time SIFF member John Mathews.  This fly was developed by John for fishing reds in the tidal marsh and is also part of the pack of flies given...
John's Thang

John's Thang

Our March 17th fly pattern was John’s Thang , the second of a three part series presented by long time SIFF member John Mathews.  This fly is just one of the flies John has developed for fishing reds in the tidal marsh and is part of the pack o...
The Marsh Shrimp

The Marsh Shrimp

Our February 17th fly pattern was The Marsh Shrimp .  This month’s presenter, long time SIFF member John Mathews, borrowed from other successful shrimp patterns and incorporated some different and new materials to produce a shrimp imitation that works ex...
Forage Fly

Forage Fly

On January 20th, with assistance from our presenter, Ken Prager, we tied the Fish-Skull Fantastic Tail Forage fly in white. Tails are available in white, black, chartreuse and tan. A highly versatile streamer fly effective for targeting most saltwater...
Saltwater Popper

Saltwater Popper

December's featured fly was the Saltwater Popper. This fly uses a preformed popper body that is made of high density (hard) white foam. Our presenter was Ken Prager, an expert fly tyer and chairperson of the SIFF Fly Tying Committee. "Hard...
Bass Fly

Bass Fly

In November, our Fly Tying Chair, Ken Prager, assisted us in tying a fly which targets bass, a freshwater species. As water is cooling, bass become aggressive to take advantage of the food available. Fly anglers know that they need...
Tom's Fiddler Crab Fly

Tom's Fiddler Crab Fly

In October, our presenter was fellow SIFF member, Tom Sferlazzo. Tom's love of fly fishing began some 20 years ago, and his interest in fly tying started when moving to the Oldfield Community. He spent a good amount of time at the Outfitters Center...
Baby Dolphin

Baby Dolphin

In September, I introduced a fly that uses materials we all have already purchased and used in SIFF tying in the past.  Here is a good use of the special style ahrex hook.  Add only one new material ( peacock sword) and we are ready to tackle this w...
Medium Shrimp Patterns

Medium Shrimp Patterns

Shrimp is the dominate redfish food as the summer months continue. Tying shrimp in a bigger size better represents the summer period. Both white shrimp and brown shrimp are available to redfish and speckled trout in the summertime. These two medium sized...
St. Simons Redfish Fly

St. Simons Redfish Fly

On July 15, 2021, during our regular monthly fly tying workshop , our Fly Tying Committee Chairperson, Ken Prager, led us in tying this proven shrimp pattern inspired by The St. Simons Scampi Red Fish Fly, a fly created by Capt. David Edens...
Swimming Shrimp

Swimming Shrimp

In June, we continued tying shrimp patterns to add options to our fly boxes. During our regular monthly fly tying workshop , our Fly Tying Committee Chairperson, Ken Prager, guided us through tying this lifelike shrimp pattern, the Swimming Shrimp....
Ultra Shrimp

Ultra Shrimp

On May 20th, with the assistance of Ken Prager, SIFF Fly Tying Chair, we tied a pattern by Bob Popovics, a 2014 inductee into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame . Living Seaside Park, New Jersey, a small town on a slim barrier island with Barnegat Bay...
Will's Crab

Will's Crab

On Thursday, April 15th, under the direction of our own Fly Tying Chairman, Ken Prager, an expert fly tyer and frequent contributor, we tied Will's Crab . Will’s Crab was created to imitate small olive brown crustaceans typically found in dark b...
Red and White Articulated Diver

Red and White Articulated Diver

On March 18th, at our regular fly tying workshop, we tied the Red and White Articulated Diver fly. This pattern was designed to imitate a red and white Rapala X-Rap® Saltwater SubWalk™ which is meant to perform a swimming action just below the surface wi...
The Game Changer Articulated Fly

The Game Changer Articulated Fly

On February 18, 2021, thanks to the excellent preparation and guidance of our presenter, Jack Baggette, we tied a version of Blaine Chocklett's Game Changer fly. As a bonus we were able to test our flies in the water to see how they perform using a...

4 thoughts on “SIFF – Fly Tying Workshops

  • 07/31/2021 at 12:10 pm
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    August fly tying–date and fly?

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  • 01/24/2022 at 12:25 pm
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    The SIFF member tyers have just past 61 sessions tying shrimp, crabs, and minnow patterns and some requested fresh water flies. We have had 10 guest tyers, both guides and professional guest tyers. We look forward to having you attend every third Thursday from 5:00 pm till 7:30 pm at the PRSF classroom.

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