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Fly Tying Workshop
June 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Please join us at our regular fly tying workshop held on the third Thursday of each month from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. We meet at the Port Royal Sound Foundation classroom located at 310 Okatie Hwy, Okatie on the banks of the Chechessee River.
This month, our Fly Tying Committee Chairperson, Ken Prager, advises that we will continue tying shrimp patterns to add options to our fly boxes. With Ken as our guide, we will be tying a Swimming Shrimp.
This shrimp is meant to be fished swimming. The weed guard should help reduce foul hooking casts while swimming through grass on our low country flats. Shrimp are small early in the season, so a size 4 is recommended this early in the year. We will test our ties in the fly tester, so you can see whether your fly tracks properly while being fished. – Ken
Hook- saltwater sz 4
Thread – mono or white 3/0, or 140 denier
Eyes – black mono
Antennae- black and pearl Krystal flash
Horn and tail – white ultra hair, supreme hair, or unique hair
Body – pink or tan dubbing picked out
Underbody – pink or pearl braid
Weed guard- 30 lb. hard mono
Shell back – solarez thick resin
Don’t forget a craft light and your tying gear. Please note: As a precaution against the spread of COVID19, we encourage the use of facial masks and practicing social distancing.
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